Metal braces are the gold standard for orthodontic treatment and despite all the new options on the market, they remain the most commonly used orthodontic appliance. Economical and cost-effective, traditional metal braces have also benefited from recent advances in technology, making them better than ever before. Brackets are now smaller and lower profile, so they’re less obtrusive and more comfortable; advanced archwire technology moves teeth more quickly and efficiently than standard wires for superior results.
Advantages of Metal Brackets
Traditional metal braces remain a popular choice for many of our patients. Here’s why patients choose metal brackets over other options:
- Metal braces are made with durable stainless steel, making them the strongest solution for orthodontic treatment.
- Clear plastic aligners only work when patients are wearing them. Metal braces are attached to the teeth, so they work 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Traditional metal braces are often either the only option or the best option for the treatment of complex orthodontic issues.
- Metal braces are the most affordable orthodontic treatment option and the cost is covered by almost all insurance plans that offer orthodontic benefits.
- Our young patients enjoy customizing their braces by choosing different colored elastic ties at each of their visits.
- Treatment with metal braces may take less time than with alternative orthodontic appliances.
- Metal braces are reliable; they’ve been used for decades because they work well.
Of all the treatment options offered by orthodontists, metal braces are perhaps the most versatile too. They can be used to correct a wide range of problems, including underbites, overbites, cross-bites, open-bites, misaligned teeth, and more. Metal braces allow us to create beautiful smiles for our patients, with teeth moving in a predictable, controlled manner.
During your initial consultation with us, we’ll go over your treatment goals, orthodontic needs, and lifestyle considerations and determine whether metal braces are the best choice for you or your child.