Metal Braces

Metal Braces are the most common type of braces used in an orthodontic treatment for children and teens.

They consist of just a few main components, namely the brackets, bands, wires, ligatures, and elastics.

The metal brackets, which are bonded on the outer/front surface of the teeth, are made up of stainless steel, gold, titanium & nickel. Chromium is added to prevent the corrosion of stainless steel, and molybdenum is added to prevent crevice and pitting corrosion. They are one of the first Orthodontic appliances that were founded for treating misaligned teeth.

After getting your braces, it is common to have difficulty in eating and speaking for the first few days. However, your mouth will soon get used to the “additional” appliances and they will become a part of your oral cavity.

The traditional dental braces are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and arch wires. With metal dental braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile. Self-ligating braces are also available, which do not require colored elastics.

Benefits of Metal Braces:

  • Strong, durable and hard to get broken.
  • They are affordable.
  • They work for almost everyone.
  • They are an effective treatment for tough cases.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)