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Conventional Braces

Conventional braces are the most commonly used braces as they are relatively cheaper than the self ligating.

The drawback of conventional braces is that it uses a colourful elastic ligature which causes a bit of friction during the movement process, making the tooth movement process slower. As the tooth moves and shifts to a new position, the rubber tie slows the movement of the wire passing through, causing slower tooth movement.

Conventional metal braces with elastic ligatures Conventional ceramic braces with elastic ligatures
This case was treated with 4 extractions, followed by gap closure and moving the teeth in. The result was appreciated by everyone in the patients family.
Conventional Metal Braces