What is Metal Braces?

Metal braces is conventional orthodontic appliance that consists of metal brackets, titanium archwire and o-rings. It is the most commonly chosen orthodontic as it is long-established and normally the most economical type of orthodontic braces.

In recent years, many advances in orthodontic materials have taken place. At BIDH dental braces clinic, metal braces used are smaller and more efficient. The metal wires now being used are no longer just stainless steel. They are made of alloys of nickel, titanium, copper and cobalt, and some of the wires are heat-activated. These new kinds of wires cause the teeth to continue to move during certain phases of treatment. In addition, braces on the front teeth typically have only the bracket bonded directly to the tooth, minimizing the “tin grin”. These “space age” materials advancements exert a steady, gentle pressure on the teeth, so that the tooth-moving process may be faster and more comfortable for patients.

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Conventional and effective. Successful orthodontic treatment requires consistent, co-operative effort by you and having a skilled orthodontist expert who is trained on treating functional occlusion bite problems.

Why Metal Braces?

  1. Convetional metal braces is less expensive than most modern orthodontic devices
  2. The most difficult maxillofacial concerns can be effectively corrected with metal braces
  3. It is well established over time and is the most common device used for straightening teeth

You can express your individuality. Part of the fun of having braces is choosing different-colored elastics at each appiontment. You can choose black and white for Halloween or select any number of fun colors that shows your style.

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Questions on Metal Braces

How is metal braces done?
  1. First Evaluation and diagnosis
    • Medical records are made including a panoramic x-ray and celphlometric x-ray and study model
    • An appropriate treatment plan is made based on analysis of the gathered information that is discussed with you
  2. Pre-orthodontic treatment
    • Any required pre-orthodontic treatment is done such as tooth extraction, gum treatment or teeth scaling
  3. Fitting of braces
    • Once any required pre-orthodontic treatment is completed, the braces are placed on with bands that applies the forces required to align teeth
  4. Checkup visits are made to adjust your braces on monthly basis
  5. Retainers usually need to be worn during night time after braces are removed to prevent relapses
What do I expect after metal braces fitting?

Most people have some discomfort after their braces are first put on or when during adjustment visits during treatment. After the braces are on, teeth may become sore and may be tender to biting pressures for a few days. Patients can usually manage this discomfort well with whatever pain medication they might commonly take for a headache. The orthodontist will advise patients and/or their parents what, if any, pain relievers to take. The lips, cheeks and tongue may also become irritated for one to two weeks as they toughen and become accustomed to the surface of the braces.

What do I have to do for a successful braces treatment?
To keep teeth and gums healthy, regular visits to the family dentist must continue during orthodontic treatment. Adults who have a history of or concerns about periodontal (gum) disease might also see a periodontist (specialist in treating diseases of the gums and bone) on a regular basis throughout orthodontic treatment.
During these regular visits, appliances are checked and o-rings changed and adjusted. Damaged appliances can lengthen the treatment time and may undesirably affect the outcome of treatment. The teeth and jaws can only move toward their desired positions if the patient consistently wears the correct adjusted forces to the teeth.
How do I care for my metal braces?
  • Patients with braces must be careful to avoid hard and sticky foods
  • Patients must not chew on pens, pencils or fingernails because chewing on hard things can damage the braces. Damaged braces will almost always cause treatment to take longer.
  • Teeth and braces would need to be kept cleaned every day if the teeth and gums are to be healthy during and after orthodontic treatment
  • Follow your orthodontist directions on how often to brush, how often to floss and he use of other cleaning aids to help maintain good dental health

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Summary

Metal braces is a good orthodontic appliance option for majority of cases. It is established, effective and may be used to resolve a wide range of maxillofacial problems or to straighten teeth.

Successful orthodontic treatment requires a consistent, cooperative effort by both the orthodontist and patient. To successfully complete the treatment plan, the patient must carefully clean his or her teeth, wear rubber bands, headgear or other appliances as prescibed by the orthodontist as well as keep your appointments as scheduled.

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Get a complimentary consultation with our orthodontic specialist. All our braces caese are treated by maxillofacial experts to assure successful treatment results.

Why Choose BIDH Orthodontic Clinic?

  1. At our braces clinic, all our orthodontic cases are treated by orthodontists. They are dental experts that undergo additional years of training at their universities to detect and treat facial and bite abnormalities. They specifically look at your bite and occlusion to treat bites that are incorrrect.
  2. BIDH bangkok dental selects its braces dentists. Many of them are American board certired, Australian board or Japan board certified. This means that your orthodontist has additional degrees and training overseas in USA, Australia and Japan. They are able to practice and treat patients in those countries.
  3. As our team of experienced orthodontists are invisalign diamond providers for invisible orthodontists. They thereafter treat a few hundreds of invisalign orthodontic bases each year to attain their tier awards.
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  1. At our orthodontic braces dental clinic in BIDH, your orthodontist uses digitalized technologies including:
    • Digital panoramic and cephalometric x-rays : scans are taken by latest Planmeca advance imaging units that provides for one of the world’s lowest dosage exposure for your safety
    • Intra-oral scanners : takes a digital impression of your teeth without the need for conventional messy moulds and tastes. Digital scans are sent directly to dental labs for customize your orthodontic braces
    • Invisalign ClinCheck : softwares that simulates before to after case scenarios for you to picture end results and confirm treatment plan
    • Clear aligners : you are able to opt for removable braces using invisalign clear aligners that you are able to clean easy with comfort
    • Non-visible braces : there are now various orthodontic options whereby your treatment is non-visible or invisalign that includes invisalign, clear braces, self-ligating clear braces and lingual braces. It is especially suitable for adult orthodontics.
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