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?
Some common oral conditions that can be treated with metal braces include:
Technological advancements have made today’s metal braces more lightweight and comfortable than ever before.
You can choose from a range of colorful elastic bands at each appointment to create your desired look.
Metal braces are a proven method for achieving a lifelong healthy smile.
Braces can prevent other oral health problems like tooth decay, gum disease and jaw issues.
Tips for getting the best results from braces
Maintain good oral hygiene
Regular brushing and flossing help prevent plaque buildup and other issues that can hinder the success of your braces treatment.
Make smart food choices
Hard and sticky foods can damage your braces. We recommend avoiding foods like caramels, nuts, popcorn and chips.