Metal braces is the most popular orthodontic treatment around the world for straightening your teeth and achieving a beautiful smile.
Orthodontics with metal braces is ideal for realigning misaligned teeth and treating overbite or underbite problems. After all, you deserve a lovely smile you will be proud of!
Our highly skilled and experienced orthodontists are dedicated to providing personalized care to our patients in Cyprus. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your personal needs and goals, so you can enjoy a confident, healthy smile and boost your social life. Orthodontic treatment is an important journey in your life, so you need a trusted doctor to go on this journey together. Trust nothing but the expert dental professionals at Smalto Dental Clinic. We will be by your side all along the way!
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Metal braces are a type of orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth and correct other dental issues, including bite problems and upper-jaw overlap.
They consist of small metal brackets that are attached to the teeth with a special adhesive, and a thin metal wire threaded through the brackets.
Over time, the wire applies gentle pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into the correct position.
Choosing metal braces as an orthodontic treatment option will depend on your specific needs and preferences. It’s essential to consult an expert orthodontist to determine the best way for achieving a healthy, beautiful, perfectly-aligned smile.
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To ensure your braces are doing their job properly, it is important to practice good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day will help keep your teeth and gums healthy, remove plaque and prevent cavities.
Here’s how to brush your teeth with metal braces in 5 simple steps:
Metal braces are typically adjusted every 4-8 weeks.
During these appointments, the orthodontist will check the treatment’s progress and make any necessary adjustments to the wires and brackets to continue guiding the teeth into the desired position.
The time length between adjustments may depend on the patient’s age, the complexity of their case, and how well the patient follows their orthodontic treatment plan. Patients who are young or have more complex cases may require more frequent adjustments, while those who are compliant with their treatment plan may require fewer adjustments.
It’s important to attend all scheduled adjustment appointments to ensure the best possible outcome of your orthodontic treatment.
Teeth can begin to move shortly after metal braces are placed.
In general, most patients will start seeing noticeable changes in their teeth within the first few weeks of treatment. However, it can take several months or even years to achieve the desired final result.
It’s important to follow the orthodontist’s instructions carefully, including wearing any additional appliances or elastics as directed, maintaining good oral hygiene, and attending all scheduled appointments. This can help ensure that the teeth move properly and the treatment goes as planned.
The process of fitting metal braces typically takes about 1-2 hours, although it can vary depending on the complexity of the case.
During the fitting appointment, the orthodontist will first clean and dry the teeth, then apply adhesive to each individual bracket and position them on the teeth. Once all of the brackets are in place, a wire is threaded through them and secured with small elastic bands.
The orthodontist will then make any necessary adjustments to the brackets and wire to ensure that the teeth are properly aligned and the braces are comfortable for the patient to wear.
Patients may experience some discomfort or soreness in the first few days after getting braces, as the teeth start to move and adjust to the new appliances.
The time a patient needs to wear metal braces depends on the complexity of their orthodontic issue and their individual treatment plan. In general, most people wear metal braces for about 1-3 years.
During this time, the braces gradually guide the teeth into the desired position by applying gentle and constant pressure. The orthodontist will adjust the braces periodically to ensure that the teeth are moving as planned.
Once the teeth have been moved into the correct position, the braces will be removed. However, the orthodontic treatment isn’t complete yet. A retainer will be necessary to keep the teeth in their new position until they become stable. The length of time that a person needs to wear a retainer can also vary depending on their individual case and the orthodontist’s recommendation.
There is no “best” age for getting braces, as each person is unique; and the same applies to their orthodontic needs.
In general, children should visit an orthodontist by age 7 to identify any potential issues and determine the best time for treatment.
For many children, orthodontic treatment with braces may begin between the ages of 9 and 14, when most of the permanent teeth have erupted, and the jaws have finished growing. However, early intervention may be necessary in some cases for addressing issues such as bite problems or jaw misalignment.
Adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatment with braces. As long as the teeth and gums are healthy, age is not a barrier to getting braces.
Call the Smalto Dental Clinic to learn if you are a good candidate for teeth straightening with braces.
Metal braces are a highly effective orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth and correcting bite problems. However, whether braces work faster than other orthodontic treatments depends on the individual case.
In general, metal braces are able to exert more force on the teeth than some other types of braces, which can allow for faster and more efficient tooth movement. This is because the brackets used in metal braces are made of metal and are smaller and more efficient than brackets used in other types of braces.
Newer types of braces, such as clear aligners, can also offer fast and efficient tooth movement.
Ultimately, the best way to determine whether metal braces or invisible aligners are best for your case is to talk to one of our expert orthodontists at Smalto Dental Clinic Nicosia. We will evaluate your specific needs and goals for treatment and recommend the most appropriate and effective option.
Smalto Dental Clinic has a team of expert orthodontists who offer a range of treatments to straighten patients’ teeth. The most typical orthodontic treatment is metal braces, and the most sought-after are Invisalign® clear aligners and clear, nearly-invisible dental braces.
Our orthodontic treatments are suitable for children (pediatric orthodontics) and adults. Each type of braces has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the best option for a patient will depend on their individual needs and preferences.
Orthodontic treatment is an important journey in your life, so you need a trusted doctor to go on this journey together. Trust nothing but the expert dental professionals at Smalto Dental Clinic. We will be by your side all along the way!
The price of teeth straightening treatment with metal braces can vary depending on several factors, such as the severity of the dental problem, the length of treatment and the orthodontist’s expertise. Generally speaking, the cost of braces in Cyprus can range from 2500€ to 2800€.
It is essential to schedule a consultation with our experienced orthodontists at Smalto Dental Clinic Nicosia who can assess your dental needs and give you a more accurate estimate. Keep in mind that clear braces may be a significant investment, but they can provide you with a beautiful and healthy smile for years to come.