What are metal braces?
Metal braces have long been established as a reliable method to correct malocclusion or bite problems in your mouth such as crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite, crossbite , openbite, bucky teeth and many others.
Apart from achieving a great smile with braces, having straight teeth improves the functions which means you’re able to chew more efficiently. It also means less wear and tear on your teeth in the long run.
Straightening teeth is not a treatment only for children, more adults are now seeking teeth alignment to correct issues they never had the chance to do when they were younger. There are other discreet alternatives to metal braces which are clear braces or Invisalign.
How does it work?
The archwires and brackets (little buttons that are glued to teeth) work in combination to put light pressure on your teeth to move them into desired position. The innovative nitinol archwires have shape memory which bring crooked teeth slowly back to its round arch.
At Supa Dental, we use a unique bracket system, which is customised to each individual patient. Each bracket is designed to control a specific movement for each tooth which provides more efficient treatment. This means less treatment time and more comfort for patients.
What are the benefits?
- Predictable and proven treatment
- Can achieve more complex movement
- Doesn’t require removal and putting in by patient (This is recommended for kids who tend to forget or misplace things.)
- More affordable than Invisalign