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Metal braces are the most common and effective option for correcting most orthodontic issues. They’re reliable and durable, and you’ll enjoy benefits such as faster treatment times, greater precision, and improved oral hygiene.

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What Are Metal Braces?

Metal braces are our most popular type of orthodontic treatment. Braces come in high-grade stainless steel and they consist of brackets, wires, and elastic bands.

We’ll attach the brackets to your teeth with a special adhesive, then thread the wires through them. The elastic bands hold the wires in place.

While a trusted standard for decades, you’ll find that the brackets used in metal braces are much smaller and more comfortable than they were in the past.

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How Do Metal Braces Work?

Metal braces apply constant, gentle pressure to your teeth,  gradually moving them into the perfect spot for your smile. The brackets and wires create a system of force that guides your teeth into place.

Over time, your teeth move into their new positions, and we’ll adjust your braces to maintain the pressure needed for the teeth to continue to move. Once your orthodontist is satisfied that everything has been adjusted correctly, say hello to your new smile!

What Are Metal Braces Made Of?

Our metal braces are made of high-quality stainless steel, which is a type of durable steel that’s resistant to rust and corrosion.

Modern metal brackets are designed to be small and unobtrusive, so they won't interfere with your daily activities.

We attach the brackets to your teeth with a special adhesive, and the archwires are made of a special shape-memory alloy that can be bent and shaped to apply the right amount of pressure to the teeth.

What Are the Benefits of Metal Braces?

While there are many orthodontic treatment options available today, metal braces remain a popular choice for many patients because they’re:

  • Effective: Metal braces are incredibly effective at correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded or crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
  • Affordable: Metal braces are typically one of the most affordable orthodontic treatment options. Most dental insurance plans cover them, making them an excellent choice for patients on a budget.
  • Durable: Metal braces are incredibly durable and made of high-quality stainless steel. They can withstand the forces of normal chewing and biting, making them less likely to break or require frequent repairs.
  • Customizable: We offer a range of colorful elastics that can be swapped during appointments. It's a great way to have some fun and show off your personality or celebrate a special event with a unique look.
  • Reliable: Metal braces are time-tested and remain one of the most trusted and useful orthodontic treatments available.

Overall, metal braces remain a reliable and effective orthodontic treatment option that can help you unlock a beautiful, healthy smile.

Who Should Get Metal Braces?

Metal braces are a great option for people of all ages who want to straighten their teeth and improve their oral health. Metal braces are especially effective for complex cases that require a significant amount of tooth movement.

They’re particularly effective for children and teenagers whose teeth and jaws are still developing.

Metal braces can also be used for adults who have dental problems that require braces to correct.

The team at Austin Orthodontic Arts will work closely with you to determine whether metal braces are the best option for your individual needs.

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At Austin Orthodontic Arts, you'll find the care you need for the smile you deserve.

Our experienced team can help you determine if metal braces are the right choice during your first free consultation exam. Let’s get started!