Stainless Steel Braces (silver braces)

Stainless Steel Braces - Are These the Choice for You?

stainless-steel-bracesA lot can be said for the amount of choices that patients are offered when it comes to orthodontics. Gone are the days where braces were available in one type and style and now with the various options to choose from, you can make a decision based on how you want to look during treatment, how much you can afford to spend and of course, how long / short you want your treatment period to be. Stainless steel braces are still a firm favourite and popular choice for a number of reasons.

In the past, you may have noticed that stainless steel braces were less than attractive and quite noticeable, but orthodontics have thankfully come a long way and now you will find that these types of braces offer smaller brackets and thinner wires, which means that they are less noticeable and still have all the benefits, if not more, than they did before.

Why would someone choose stainless steel braces over other versions available on the market? Below are just a few reasons why you should consider these a good option for you:

  • Stainless steel braces are undoubtedly the most cost-effective option on the market.
  • While they might be more visible than other varieties, they are perfect for kids as they can choose from a variety of colours to make use of during their treatment.
  • These types of braces are known to be the quickest in the teeth straightening business. They are robust and get the job done in the shortest space of time.
  • While the wire being used may start out thick, during treatment this will be reduced and so the braces will be less visible as treatment goes along.

At Str8 Teeth you can expect for our in-house orthodontist, Dr Mark Jackson, to provide you with useful information, advice and guidance when it comes to choosing which braces are right for you. While there are other types to choose from, sometimes they are not ideal for your / your child's specific treatment and can result in extended treatment time or even a much higher bill at the end.

Take the time to chat to our orthodontist about the options available and take heed of his advice and suggestions when it comes to stainless steel braces. 

Silver braces are the most common braces . They are usually the cheaper option, and popular with children because they can choose different colours.