Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel or titanium, making them very strong and durable. Traditional metal braces consist of brackets and wires that work together to move teeth into proper alignment. Brackets are bonded to the front of teeth and are connected with a thin archwire. Small rubber bands wrap around each bracket to hold the wire in place.
As the teeth move with the wire, the rubber bands change the tension of the wire to help the teeth shift into the correct position. The length of time a patient wears braces varies depending on their treatment plan. On average, patients wear braces for about two years. If our dentists at Clark Ortho, determine that metal braces are the best option for your smile needs, we can create a treatment plan for you and explain the process in detail so you know what to expect throughout your treatment.
Why Are Metal Braces Used?
Metal braces are the most common orthodontic appliance to straighten teeth and fix bite alignment issues. Traditional metal braces are small brackets bonded to the front of your teeth. Your orthodontist will attach metal bands that wrap around the brackets and bend them into place. These bands help to apply pressure to the teeth and slowly move them into the desired position. Brackets can correct many orthodontic problems, including misaligned bites, crooked teeth, and gapped teeth.
The Benefits of Metal Braces
Metal braces are ideal for straightening your teeth and aligning your bite. They are created using high-grade stainless steel, which is highly durable and offers a precise fit. A metal bracket will be bonded to the front of each tooth individually, and then a wire is threaded through each bracket to apply pressure to that tooth and guide it into place. By moving the jaw into proper alignment, braces align the teeth and improve a patient’s smile.
Once your jaw is aligned, the rest of your teeth will follow suit and fit more securely in their proper positions. This will prevent your bite from shifting and causing potential tooth damage. Another benefit of metal braces is that they can help to correct any bite issues you may have by providing pressure to your top and bottom teeth until they fit together correctly. This can eliminate headaches and other painful symptoms caused by an improper bite.
We offer traditional metal braces for patients who need to correct severe gum disease or misaligned bites. These braces can treat cosmetic and functional problems to improve the overall health of the patient’s smile. Get in touch with Clark Ortho at 23 North Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148, for the best dental care customized for your particular requirements.