Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most popular form of orthodontic braces used by patients. Metal braces are smaller, flatter, and more comfortable now than they were in the past. Metal braces are used by patients of all ages to help them create straight, attractive smiles. Metal braces are traditionally composed of high-quality stainless steel or titanium.

Braces work by providing consistent pressure to your teeth after they’re on, the force of the pressure helps shift teeth into appropriate alignment. Your orthodontist may adjust the archwires at each session. Some individuals may need to wear rubber bands or headgear in addition to braces. Patients with braces may discover that their teeth are a bit loose. This is natural and transient; after the teeth have moved, the sensation will go away.

Traditional metal braces remain the most common, fastest, and least expensive orthodontic treatment option for patients of all ages. Your orthodontist can advise you on the best treatment option for your specific situation. Please call us to set up an appointment at our Kennebunk office and learn more about how metal braces might improve your smile.