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Advantages of traditional braces from our orthodontist

When many adults or teenagers hear the word ‘brace’, they immediately shudder and picture the traditional metal brace that they may recall a friend wearing at high school.

But do metal braces really deserve such an unfair image?

After all, they have been used in dentistry for over 100 years, and, within that time, they have helped innumerable people to straighten their smiles and thus live a better life. Traditional metal braces are known to offer striking results.

At Winchester Orthodontics, we know how great traditional braces are since we have used them to help thousands of our patients achieve straighter, healthier smiles. If you aren’t sure of whether you are suitable for braces or any other orthodontic tool, our orthodontist Hampshire will be happy to book you in for a consultation.

So, according to our orthodontist Hampshire, what are some of the advantages of wearing a metal brace, even in adulthood? Read on to find out!


For starters, they are effective at relieving and treating every orthodontic issue that they are put up against.

Our orthodontist Hampshire can attest that standard braces are the gold standard when it comes to treating severe cases of misalignment, but they can also treat all degrees of crossbite, underbite, overbite and twisted teeth.


Okay, we will admit, most people do not equate traditional braces with a fast treatment time!

But, when you consider the standard time that they should be worn for (between 1-3 years for adults), it is a short time to deliver what they offer. If you wear braces at the age of 22-25 and then have the rest of your life with improved oral and general health, that seems like a very wise investment.


When perusing the internet, you may have read that orthodontic tools, such as invisible aligners, need a bit of TLC when they are used. A metal brace, however, is designed to last throughout the entirety of your treatment. In a similar vein, they can withstand being brushed regularly and chewing hard foods and should not require any maintenance to keep them working effectively.

In short, you don’t need to worry about them breaking or snapping and they will certainly be able to withstand hot water being applied to them!


Another overlooked benefit of standard braces is that they are affordable.

Yes, they may seem expensive, but at Winchester Orthodontics, we can offer our suitable patients financing options, which will help spread the cost over several months.

Everyone can wear them!

In the years gone by, the only way to correct an orthodontic issue of any sort at any age was to wear metal or traditional braces.

The great news about wearing traditional braces is that there is no lower age limit on doing so; therefore, you don’t have to be over 18 for this.

Our dental team is always ready to help you meet your orthodontic goals. So, contact us at Winchester Orthodontics to book an appointment and begin your journey towards a brighter and happier smile.


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