What are Metal Braces?

Metal braces are the tried and tested method for teeth straightening, correcting the alignment of the jaw and helping patients achieving a beautiful healthy smile. Traditional braces consist of just a few main components namely: the stainless steel brackets, bands, wires, ligatures (or color ties), and elastics.

Metallic braces were among the first orthodontic appliances that were introduced for orthodontic treatment of misaligned or crooked teeth and are still used today for orthodontic treatment for children, teens and adults.

Braces stay on the teeth by applying some tooth-friendly cement to the brackets which will be removed at the end of the treatment. 

metal braces for adults

Who are metal braces for?

Traditional braces are more effective at treating extreme overcrowding than other options like Invisalign or Clarity aligners and are less expensive. Dr. Tottori has greater control to move the teeth in small increments over the time in treatment. While less noticeable orthodontics, like clear aligners, may seem like a better choice for those who are conscious of their appearance, today's braces are more visually appealing than in past years, especially with the introduction of ceramic brackets. 

Ask Dr. Tottori if Clear Braces are a good option for you.