For decades, metal braces have been tested and worn by patients seeking beautiful smiles. Traditional metal braces have proven themselves by giving millions of patients well-aligned teeth. Because they are so successful, traditional braces are still one of the most commonly used forms of orthodontics today.
Here at Columbia Pike Dentistry, we have made a few upgrades from the older and bulkier versions of braces. We create braces that are smaller, flatter, and less noticeable than original braces have been in the past. Our titanium brackets are designed to ensure greater patient comfort and reduced treatment time.
The Working Parts of Metal Braces
We utilize top quality metals to fashion your durable braces. Metal braces work by incorporating three important elements:
- The Brackets: The brackets are small metal squares that are bonded to the surfaces of your teeth. They hold your orthodontics together and make tooth movement possible.
- The Archwire: The archwire is the thin metal wire that runs through each bracket. When your dentist adjusts the archwire, pressure is applied to your teeth. This pressure gently moves the teeth into their ideal positions.
- Ligature Elastic: Ligature elastics, or rubber bands, hold the archwires to the brackets. Some patients select fun and colorful elastic options, while others opt for subtler shades.
Advantages of Traditional Braces
Orthodontists trust metal braces, and patients can trust them too. For some smiles, traditional braces are the only option, because they produce stunning results no matter how complicated the problem may be. With all of the recent changes to braces, including increased aesthetic and comfort, you may enjoy your metal braces experience more than you thought possible!
We believe you’ll notice a difference in the orthodontic care you receive at Columbia Pike Dentistry. We will cater your braces process to your needs, and we will always remain aware of your comfort. Our team is confident that your time wearing braces will be well worth the incredible results!
At our practice, we have our own orthodontist on staff. Dr. Nguyen can help both adult and child patients straighten their teeth with metal braces, ceramic braces, or Invisalign. Call us today to schedule a consultation. Together, we can determine which treatment plan will best meet your needs.