Gold braces are a more modern and stylish alternative to traditional metal braces that we offer to our patients at Knoxville Orthodontics. These braces are plated or covered with gold, which gives them a distinct yellow or gold color. Gold braces are as effective as traditional metal braces in straightening teeth and correcting bite issues. They can treat many orthodontic problems, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and bite issues.
The Benefits of Gold Braces
Gold braces are more noticeable than clear or tooth-colored braces, but some patients prefer the look of gold over the silver of traditional metal braces.
Gold is a strong and durable material, making gold braces more resistant to wear and tear than other types of braces.
Gold braces tend to be smoother and more comfortable than traditional metal braces, which can have sharp edges.
Some patients may be allergic to the nickel in traditional metal braces, but gold braces are usually nickel-free, making them a good option for patients with metal allergies.
Gold does not corrode, meaning gold braces are less likely to stain or discolor over time.
The Procedures for Getting Gold Braces
Our orthodontist will examine your teeth and take X-rays and impressions to create a personalized treatment plan. Before applying the braces, your teeth must be cleaned thoroughly. Our orthodontist may also need to place spacers between your teeth to create enough space for the braces to be attached. Once your teeth are prepared, our orthodontist will apply the brackets to each tooth using a special adhesive. The brackets will be aligned and spaced according to your treatment plan.
Once the brackets are in place, our orthodontist will thread a wire through them and secure them with elastic bands. The wire will be adjusted periodically throughout your treatment to shift your teeth into their desired positions gradually. You must visit our orthodontist regularly throughout your treatment to have the braces adjusted and monitor your progress.
Our orthodontist will also provide instructions for caring for your braces and maintaining good oral hygiene. After completing your treatment, our orthodontist will remove the brackets and wires. You may need to wear a retainer for some time to help maintain your new smile.
The typical length of gold braces treatment is between 18 and 24 months, depending on the complexity of your case and your treatment plan. Following our orthodontist's instructions carefully ensures the best possible outcome.
Gold braces offer a unique and stylish option for orthodontic treatment. They are a good choice for patients looking for an alternative that is just as effective and reliable as traditional braces but more modern. For more information, visit the Dentist in Knoxville TN at one of our three convenient locations in Knoxville, Tennessee, or call (865) 522-7572.