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These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word “braces,” although today’s metal braces have come a long way! For many patients, our traditional braces are still an effective method to correct most orthodontic issues. At More Than A Smile Orthodontics, we use metal braces made of high-quality stainless steel or titanium – manufactured right here in the U.S. by American Orthodontics.
When you opt for metal braces from More Than A Smile Orthodontics, your appliance will consist of three key parts: brackets (aka braces), archwire, and ligatures. The brackets are attached to the teeth using special bonding glue. The archwire placed in each slot applies pressure to move each tooth to its carefully determined position. Finally, the ligatures, or elastic rubber bands, hold the archwire to the brackets. These bands come in a variety of colors, giving you the opportunity to express your creativity by choosing a different color at every appointment.