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Your Complete Guide to Gold Braces


The blog post “Your Complete Guide to Gold Braces” from Aloha Orthodontics offers an in-depth guide to gold braces, a unique and stylish orthodontic solution. The post discusses what gold braces are, how they function, and the orthodontic conditions they can treat such as overcrowding and alignment issues. It compares gold braces with other types of braces and highlights the aesthetic appeal of gold braces. The post also provides an estimated treatment timeline, emphasizing that results are not instant but require patience and proper care. It then outlines essential care tips for maintaining gold braces, including dietary considerations and cleaning methods. The post concludes by reinforcing the value of gold braces as a functional and fashionable choice for those seeking orthodontic treatment.

Not everyone is blessed with a perfect set of teeth. Some of us have to resort to using braces to correct issues on alignment, overcrowding, etc., to get that perfect smile. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of braces and orthodontic solutions available today but making a choice on which one to get may be overwhelming.

What are gold braces, and how do they work? How long are treatments before you see any result? Read on to learn more about gold braces so you can make informed decisions on whether or not they are right for you.

What are gold braces?

Gold braces are traditional braces made of stainless steel coated in gold color. Gold braces are used for tooth alignment purposes or to treat orthodontic problems. People who use braces are those who want to correct a problem and want to have excellent oral health.

The technology and material used in braces continue to progress to the point that they are now less bulky and less visible than they used to be. Gold braces have recently become quite popular, and people have started using them as a fashion statement along with a way to straighten their teeth!

How do braces work, and when do you need them?

Braces straighten or realign teeth by applying pressure. The brackets of the braces glued to your teeth exert gentle, constant pressure on your teeth. As your teeth move, the bone around the teeth changes shape to accommodate their new position.

Braces are used for the following:

Correct overcrowding. Overcrowding is when your jaw is too small and/, or teeth are too large. In this case, braces will move individual teeth, pushing them across, back, or forward to make room so your teeth can sit side by side. Overcrowding can result in difficulty speaking and chewing.

Level and align teeth. Braces can help push teeth toward your palate, but they can also pull teeth out toward your lips using an archwire.

Correct an overbite or underbite. An overbite means your upper jaw significantly overlaps your lower jaw. An underbite is the opposite of an overbite. In order to treat an overbite, your upper teeth may have to be moved up, and the lower front teeth moved down, or a combination of both movements. Braces exert pressure to move the teeth to the desired position slowly.

Gold braces versus traditional braces

There are different types of braces to meet the needs of each patient. Some people may want barely noticeable or tooth-colored braces, while others want unique ones that stand out. The types of braces include traditional gold-plated braces, traditional stainless-steel braces, lingual braces (attached behind the teeth), clear aligners, mini-braces, and traditional ceramic or tooth-colored braces.

Gold braces stand out from the other traditional braces in the way the stainless-steel components are plated with gold. If you are the type of person who wants to highlight your braces as a part of your dazzling look, gold braces might be the best fit for you.

Treatment time

While gold braces help treat your teeth issues, they are not miracle workers. Don’t expect a transformation overnight. Your teeth may be sore for a few days as they get used to the pressure.

The braces will move your teeth to the desired position slowly. It takes time. Trying to move teeth fast is painful and can damage the roots and the bone around your teeth. The length of treatment time varies for each individual. People who only require minor cosmetic changes to their teeth may wear braces for as short as six months. Others who need a more complex treatment may need to wear braces for as long as three years.

How to care for your gold braces

Now that you have gold braces on your teeth and you are feeling fabulous, there is a standard oral hygiene routine you have to follow to avoid damaging your braces. Here are some tips on how to care for your braces:

  • Brush your teeth with gentle pressure after every meal to ensure no food particles and beverage debris get stuck in your braces. 
  • Use a toothbrush with softer bristles and toothpaste with no harsh ingredients to avoid damage to your metallic braces.
  • Floss after every meal, but if it’s not possible, just make sure to floss once a day. Choose floss that will fit between your teeth and the wires of your braces. 
  • Choose your diet carefully. You must avoid certain foods to protect the brackets and wires on your braces, like nuts, sticky candies, bagels, corn chips, peanut butter, fibrous vegetables, and tough meat.
  • Don’t chew items that could damage your braces like pencils, pens, or nails.

You will see better results from wearing gold braces if you follow all the instructions and recommendations from your dental professional.

Bottom Line

Gold braces provide you with the same treatment as classic braces. However, gold braces give you a bolder and more sophisticated look. Wearing braces for several months or even years doesn’t have to be a negative experience. Approximately four million people are wearing braces in the United States at any time. Stand out from the pack by choosing gold braces!

Make sure you follow the proper oral care routine and see your dental professional regularly to keep your braces in shape. Get in touch with us for more information on gold braces and determine which braces are suitable for your teeth.

Bonus FAQs About Gold Braces

Who might choose to wear gold braces?
Those who want to correct their dental issues while making a unique fashion statement might opt for gold braces. They stand out more than traditional braces, offering a bolder and more sophisticated look.

How do gold braces work to straighten teeth?
Like all braces, gold braces work by applying constant, gentle pressure to your teeth. This pressure causes the bone around the teeth to change shape, allowing the teeth to move into their new, corrected positions.

How long will I need to wear gold braces?
The length of treatment varies for each individual. Some people might only need to wear braces for as short as six months if they require minor cosmetic changes. Others may need to wear braces for up to three years for more complex treatments.

How do I care for my gold braces?
To maintain your gold braces, it’s essential to brush your teeth gently after every meal and floss daily. Avoid foods that could damage your braces, like nuts, sticky candies, and tough meats. Regular check-ups with your dental professional are also necessary to ensure your braces are in good shape.


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