The tried and true treatment system
Traditional metal braces have long been a treatment of choice for many orthodontic patients and for good reason. They get results. At Nice Bite Orthodontics, we recommend traditional metal braces to a number of our patients, particularly those with more complex problems.
What are metal braces?
Traditional metal braces work using three different components. Individual metal brackets are fitted to the front surface of your teeth (or in the case of lingual braces, on the back surface). A thin metal wire, known as an archwire is then threaded through these brackets. One archwire connects the top brackets, another archwire connects the second. Elastics are then fitted over the brackets to exert gentle pressure. It is this pressure that helps the braces move your teeth into the desired position.
Who are metal braces for?
Metal braces are ideal for anyone who needs orthodontic treatment. Developments in orthodontic technology over the years has meant these brackets are smaller in size so aren't as visible, but they do still remain one of the most effective treatment options on the market.
If you want to find out whether metal braces are right for you, book a consultation with us here at Nice Bite Orthodontics today.