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    Metal Braces  

    Metal braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that is used to straighten and align teeth. They are made up of metal brackets and wires attached to the teeth and are adjusted periodically to move the teeth into the desired position gradually.

    Metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment and have been used for many years. They effectively correct many orthodontic problems, including crowded or crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. At Dr Be Smiles, the brackets are attached to the teeth using a unique adhesive, and the archwire is threaded through the brackets. Our dentist will then adjust the wire periodically to move the teeth into their desired positions gradually. 

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    How Do Metal Braces Work?

    Traditional metal braces are one of the most effective ways to achieve a straighter smile. They use brackets and wires to shift your teeth into place over time, gradually correcting your smile. The brackets are connected to an archwire that straightens the alignment of your teeth by applying gentle yet consistent pressure.  

    On average, patients wear braces for one to three years and have a straighter smile that lasts a lifetime! Following orthodontic treatment, retainers are required to keep the teeth in their new positions. 

    The Advantages of Metal Braces

    If you want your teeth to look straighter as quickly as possible, metal braces are the way to go! The brackets used in metal braces are made from stainless steel or titanium. They are installed using a unique adhesive that forms a bond between the tooth and bracket. Once these brackets are installed, the archwire is placed through the backs of the brackets and held in place with rubber bands. Patients usually wear metal braces for one to three years to achieve their desired results. 

    Braces can withstand biting and chewing forces and are ideal for children whose teeth are still growing and developing. However, this benefit is also why adults choose metal braces as well. Some patients prefer the extra strength that metal braces provide. 

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    The Procedure for Metal Braces

    The process of getting metal braces typically involves several steps. First, the dentist will evaluate the patient's teeth and determine if braces are necessary. If braces are recommended, the next step is to take impressions and X-rays of the teeth to create a treatment plan. 

    During the actual procedure, the brackets are attached to the teeth using a special adhesive, and the archwire is threaded through the brackets and secured with rubber bands. The archwire is adjusted periodically to put pressure on the teeth and gradually move them into the desired positions. 

    Metal braces are an excellent method for straightening and aligning teeth and are a good option for many orthodontic patients. Visit Dr Be Smiles at 4511 N Midkiff Rd, Suite E-15, Midland, TX 79705, or call (432) 520-4867 to consult with our dentist and determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs and preferences. 

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    4511 N Midkiff Rd, Suite E-15,
    Midland, TX 79705

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