Traditional metal braces remain the most common method of orthodontic treatment, and are still one of the most effective treatments available. Today’s braces are far more comfortable than their predecessors, and are made of high-grade stainless steel. Metal brackets are attached just once to the surface of your teeth and fitted with archwires to gently correct misalignments. They’re super durable, and less likely to break than some plastic options. They’re also still one of the most affordable options out there, since they are a bit more permanent. You can adjust metal braces over and over again, versus getting new aligners as your teeth move with clear braces. This more gradual movement also reduces pain and may make for a more comfortable option for your individual needs.
With these traditional braces, you also have the option of adding colorful elastics over the brackets to give your smile a personalized style! If you’re looking for a way to re-position your jaw or perhaps close up wide teeth spacing, ask us about traditional metal braces.