Conventional braces are what many people think of when they’re considering orthodontic treatment.
What are conventional braces?
Conventional braces consist of metal brackets and archwires. The metal brackets are attached to the front surface of your teeth and the archwire is threaded through these. This set up can give the impression of train tracks, which conventional braces are commonly known as.
Developments in technology and design have meant conventional braces are much lighter, smaller and more comfortable to wear than they previously were. They also remain one of the most effective methods of straightening teeth.
Conventional braces can also be fun as there are coloured ties which can be used, making them popular among children and teenagers.
Reasons to choose conventional braces
- They are traditionally one of the most effective methods of straightening teeth
- They are much smaller and more comfortable to wear than they once were
- They can be made fun through the use of coloured brackets and bands