silver braces

Are Silver Braces Still a Good Treatment Option?

You might be considering braces for yourself or your child to correct crooked teeth or another orthodontic issue. With so many different types of braces available, you might wonder if traditional silver braces are still a good treatment option. Since they’ve been around since ancient times (literally), there must be a better option today, right? Keep reading to learn more about silver braces! 

What are silver braces?

Silver braces, or traditional braces, are what you probably picture when you think of orthodontic treatment. Metal brackets are adhered to each tooth, and rubber bands are placed around the brackets to keep the archwire in place. Various metal options are available for braces, depending on your preference and needs. 

Rhodium brackets are a popular alternative to traditional silver braces. While they are still silver in color, they are a little bit lighter than traditional metal braces and have smaller brackets. They also have a matte finish that diffuses light. These factors make them more comfortable and less noticeable than standard braces. Rhodium brackets are also hypoallergenic as they contain no nickel! If you are allergic to silver braces, rhodium is the perfect alternative. 

Are silver braces still a suitable type of treatment?

Silver braces are still one of the best treatment options despite being around for centuries. They fix overbites, underbites, crossbites, misaligned teeth and jaws, and overcrowding better than any other product available today. So, whatever type of improvement your smile or your child’s smile might need, they can help. They are also the most durable since they are made out of metal. They hold up the best under pressure and need less frequent repairs than non-metal braces. If you need repairs, your orthodontist will be able to fix any issues easily. 

Additionally, traditional brackets are comfortable. While this might seem unlikely since they are made of metal, your orthodontist can fit them to your teeth and ensure they cause minimum discomfort. Once you adjust to them, which usually takes a few days, you won’t even feel them in your mouth.

Silver braces are also affordable—actually, they are the most affordable option on the market. They are also easy to maintain—if you brush and floss your teeth regularly, your braces will remain clean and in good condition. Patients who get metal braces never have to worry about losing or remembering to wear them because they are attached to their teeth, unlike Invisalign aligners.

Our Orlando orthodontist offers both traditional and rhodium braces. Traditional braces are less expensive, but whichever option you pick, we will figure out a payment plan that works for you. If you are ready for your free consultation to learn more about your options for treatment, contact Fravel Brewer Orthodontics today!

Fravel Brewer Orthodontics has been helping patients achieve beautiful smiles as the preferred orthodontist in Winter Garden, Ocoee, and West Orange County, Florida for almost 30 years. Treatment options for kids and adults include Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, ceramic braces, and silver braces. Call us at (407) 656-0001 to schedule a free consultation today!