Kami Hoss On The Pros and Cons of Dental Braces
If you are looking to fix your smile and re-arrange crooked teeth then you will have a couple of options in front of you. Speaking to your dentist about this subject will see them offer you one of three options in most cases which are veneers, Invisalign or something similar or alternatively dental braces. It is the latter option which we are going to focus on today, metal braces. To give us some more insight on this I spoke with super dentist Kami Hoss, who has offered this treatment to thousands throughout his career, in order to find out what the pros and cons are of this kind of treatment.
Lets’ get started with the positives about this kind of treatment in terms of giving you the smile that you have always wanted.
It Works – The best thing that anyone can say about dental braces is that they actually work and they have helped hundreds of thousands of people over the years to get the smile that they wanted and to rearrange their teeth.
Cheaper – When we compare the three options that you will be offered in terms of sorting out your teeth, dental braces are far and away the cheapest of the three options.
All Ages – The notion that only children’s teeth can be affected by braces is wrong and they can be used on patients of all ages and still have a great effect on adults. Use on children will brig about much faster results but that is not to say that it cannot work on adults because it certainly does.
This is a fantastic treatment which can help you out but there are some aspects of the treatment which not everybody loves, let’s take a look.
Unsightly – From an aesthetics point of view there are many who do not like the idea of having these metal braces adorning their teeth and it can put a lot of people off this kind of treatment.
Painful – Dental braces can cause you some pain especially when the teeth begin to slowly move into new positions. The pain is never intense but more of a slow ache which many people complain about. Furthermore you may ave some pain with the ends of the wire, which can occasionally catch the inside of the mouth, and sometimes it will even cut it.
Slow – In comparison to the other options that you have in front of you the dental braces option is certainly the slowest. For many people who want an instant fix this is an option which is unlikely to be for you as it does require some patience. Over the course of your treatment the dentist will seek to move the brackets in order to move your teeth into better places, and this is why the process can be lengthy.
And there you have it, the pros and cons of using dental braces, would you use them?