Does it feel like your teeth are not as straight as they could be? Are you concerned about the potential effect this may have on your oral and overall health? Orthodontic care may be the solution to your concerns. With the help of metal braces, you may be able to achieve a straighter smile! Explore your orthodontic options during a consultation with the professionals at The Happy Tooth at one of our North Carolina locations!
What Are Metal Braces?
Metal braces may be considered the most classic form of orthodontic care! These braces involve the use of brackets, a metal archwire, and elastics to promote the realignment and straightening of teeth. The brackets are made with stainless steel, and they are attached to the teeth. The wire is placed into the brackets and held in place with the help of the elastics. Over time, the wire is tightened, encouraging the movement of the teeth to reduce malocclusion and promote straighter, healthier teeth.
What Are the Benefits of this Type of Braces?
Although metal braces have always had negative connotations for their appearance, they have evolved over time! They are considered to be more comfortable than ever before, and brackets are smaller than they used to be.
Benefits of choosing metal braces may include:
- Boosting self-confidence
- Comfortable appliances
- Customization with colorful elastics
- Promoting oral health and hygiene
- Results often achieved in a shorter time frame
- Straighter teeth
It is important to remember the results will vary for each person and their experiences. All orthodontic treatments should be approached with a realistic understanding of the process as well as reasonable expectations for results.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Metal braces are the most common type of braces, and they may be able to benefit most people who are concerned about the natural positioning of the teeth. They may be particularly appealing for teenagers as the colorful elastics allow them to customize their look and show off their personal style. Adults may also benefit from these braces, but they may feel more noticeable than other types of braces.
A consultation with our experienced orthodontists at one of our North Carolina locations is an essential first step. During your visit, an oral exam may be performed. Your concerns, preferences, and experiences will all be discussed. This will help determine if these braces are the best fit for you as well as assist with developing your personalized treatment plan.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Is it time to take action on your orthodontic concerns? Contact us today at The Happy Tooth and schedule your consultation to learn more about metal braces! Our qualified professionals proudly serve you and your loved ones from multiple convenient locations in North Carolina. We look forward to helping you or your loved one achieve a healthy, happy smile!