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 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. During the treatment at Dr. Be Smiles, the brackets are attached to the teeth using a unique adhesive, and the archwire is threaded through the brackets. The orthodontist will then adjust the wire periodically to move the teeth into the desired position gradually.
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 to the teeth. 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 teeth in their new position.
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 of 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 into 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.
They can withstand heavy biting and chewing, ideal for children whose teeth are still growing and developing. However, this benefit is also why adults choose metal braces as well. Some patients feel they need the extra strength that metal braces provide.
The process of getting metal braces typically involves several steps. First, the dentist or orthodontist 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 unique adhesive, and the archwire is threaded through the brackets and secured with rubber bands. The archwire is adjusted periodically to pressure the teeth and gradually move them into the desired position.
Metal braces are an excellent method for straightening and aligning teeth and are a good option for many patients. Visit Dr. Be Smiles at 4511 N Midkiff Rd, Suite E-15, Midland, TX 79705, or call (432) 520-4867 to consult our orthodontist to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs and preferences.
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Midland, TX 79705
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Phone: (432) 520-4867
4511 N Midkiff Rd, Suite E-15,
Midland, TXPhone : (432) 520-4867