Metal dental braces have been used for years to reverse every kind of smile abnormality. Traditional metal braces are durable, fast-acting, and predictable.
How Do Metal Braces Work?
How do metal braces work to create beautiful, straight teeth? Dental braces consist of three essential parts:
- Brackets | Brackets are bonded to the teeth with a special glue. The brackets hold the archwire to each individual tooth.
- Archwire | The archwire is a thin metal wire that is laced through each bracket. It applies gentle pressure to the teeth to readjust your smile.
- Ligature Elastic | The ligature elastic, or rubber bands, are thin ties that connect the archwire to each bracket.
The archwire of the dental braces will put constant pressure on your teeth. This force will shift the teeth into the desired positions.
Dental Braces for Patients of All Ages
Some patients ask: Why would I choose metal braces over Invisalign aligners or ceramic brackets? Here are some of the reasons why metal braces might be the right way for YOU to achieve straight teeth:
- Metal braces are smaller, flatter, and more subtle than the braces of the past. The sleek design of modern dental braces allows the patient to feel more comfortable while wearing them.
- Traditional dental braces are the best way for patients with more complicated cases to create a beautiful smile. Invisalign is better suited for individuals with mild orthodontic issues.
- You can express your creativity with metal braces. There are endless colors of rubber bands available so that you can show off your personality and style.
- Dental braces are never removed and replaced by the wearer. Invisalign is removable, and some patients have a difficult time keeping track of their orthodontics. You won’t lose your metal braces, and you can feel confident that they’re always helping you achieve your straight teeth.
Orthodontist, Dr. Bullo, would be pleased to help you determine which treatment is best for your orthodontic care. Call today to schedule a complimentary consultation with our experienced team!