Metal braces

Metal braces are the most common type of braces used in orthodontic treatment. They can successfully straighten teeth and treat bite misalignments, giving you a healthy, beautiful smile.

How do metal braces work?

Modern metal braces are made of sleek surgical steel and have metal brackets bonded to the front of each tooth. An archwire links the brackets together and applies consistent, gentle pressure to the teeth. Small elastic bands go around each bracket to secure the archwire in place.

The length of time you’ll wear braces depends on your specific condition. Most patients can expect to wear braces for approximately one to three years.

Who is a good candidate for metal braces?

Children and adults alike make good candidates for braces. If you have dental imperfections you want to improve, braces could be an ideal option.

Some common oral conditions that can be treated with metal braces include:

  • Overcrowded or crooked teeth.
  • Excess space between the teeth.
  • Bite problems such as underbites, overbites and crossbites.

Why choose Fredericksburg Orthodontics?

Fredericksburg Orthodontics is a top-rated orthodontics practice serving Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the surrounding communities. Patients come to us for exceptional patient care in a fun, friendly environment.

Our practice has treated more than 13,000 smiles since 2005. We have the skills and expertise to treat a diverse range of orthodontic conditions. When you choose us, you’ll gain peace of mind knowing you’re in experienced hands.

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