Metal braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that uses metal brackets and wires to straighten and align teeth. The brackets are attached to the fronts of the teeth and are connected by a wire that applies pressure to move the teeth into the desired position.
To begin treatment, the orthodontist will place the metal brackets on your teeth and adjust the wire to create the appropriate level of tension. The orthodontist will then tighten the wire periodically over the course of the treatment to continue moving the teeth into the correct position.
Metal braces are a traditional and effective method of orthodontic treatment and can be used to correct a wide range of dental abnormalities, including misaligned teeth, overcrowding, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. They are also typically less expensive than other types of braces, such as clear ceramic or invisible aligners.
Metal braces can be noticeable and may not be the best option for those who are self-conscious about their appearance. They may also require more maintenance than other types of braces, as food can become stuck in the brackets and wires, requiring extra cleaning and care. That said, metal braces are still the most inexpensive and efficient way to receive orthodontic treatment.
If you are considering metal braces as a treatment option, it is important to consult with an orthodontist to determine if they are the best option for your specific dental needs and concerns. We recommend scheduling an initial appointment with us to discuss treatment options. Request an appointment with Christensen Orthodontics today!