Metal braces are the most common and affordable type of braces available today. Metal braces are more comfortable today than ever before. Metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires which is made of stainless steel. We do have have the option of adding colored elastics for a more unique and colorful smile.
Metal braces consist of small metal brackets which are fitted to the front of your teeth with a wire running between them kept in place by small elastic bands. 3 major parts are:
- Brackets — Brackets are small, square-shaped pieces, which are attached to an orthodontic band or chemically affixed to the tooth surface.
- Archwire — Bracket is a small, square-shaped pieces, which are attached to an orthodontic band or chemically affixed to the tooth surface.
- Ligature Elastic — Ligature Elastic or Rubber bands are removable. They are attached to the bracket hooks and connect the upper and lower teeth.
When braces put pressure on your teeth, once it is placed on your teeth. At that time your teeth are actually getting loosened and repositioned.The pull of the elastic applies consistent pressure which gradually influences upper and lower teeth movement toward the correct bite. Loosening of teeth is to be expected throughout the treatment and don’t get worried about it as it is normal. The teeth will again become rigidly fixed in their new corrected positions.
Metal braces are more common, widely used and most cost-effective orthodontic treatment available.Your orthodontist can help you determine what will be the best treatment option for you. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about how braces can enhance your smile.