Metal braces are a great way to fix even the most challenging cases that Invisalign won’t be able to handle. Plus, children can easily benefit from braces. While braces get a bad rap, they have certainly changed a lot over the years. Now the metal is much sleeker and slimmer, so you don’t feel the bulk of your braces. Plus, you can even opt for porcelain braces, which offer attractive and subtle tooth-colored brackets and wires. While they are more expensive than traditional metal braces they certainly offer a more aesthetic benefit.
Typically made of high-grade stainless steel, traditional metal braces remain by far the most common type of fixed orthodontic appliances. They consist of metal bands that wrap around the molars in back, and smaller metal brackets that are cemented to the front surfaces of the other teeth. A thin, springy metal wire, running through the brackets, gently guides the teeth into a proper position. This archwire may be fixed to the brackets by flexible elastics, metal ties, or other types of clasps.
There are many good reasons why time-tested metal braces remain popular — because they offer a reliable, effective and economical treatment option. In contrast to the appliances of the past, today's braces are actually smaller, lighter, and more comfortable to wear. If you want a less traditional look, you may be able to choose colorful elastics for the brackets, or other modifications.
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