Metal braces, a common orthodontic choice, are smaller and more comfortable than ever. They are a popular option for patients of all ages seeking straight smiles.
Composition of Metal Braces
Traditional braces are made of high-quality stainless steel or titanium and consist of:
- Brackets: Attached to teeth with a special glue, these hold the braces in place.
- Archwire: This thin metal wire connects the brackets and applies pressure to move teeth.
How Braces Work
Braces exert continuous pressure to shift teeth into the desired position. During appointments, the orthodontist may adjust the archwires. Additional elements like rubber bands or headgear might be used. It’s normal to feel a slight looseness in teeth during treatment, which subsides once the teeth stabilize.
Metal Braces for Everyone
Traditional metal braces are efficient, cost-effective, and suitable for many orthodontic needs. Schedule an appointment with our practice to explore how metal braces can benefit your smile.