Traditional braces, we have all heard about them. What are they? Why do so many people have them? Metal braces are metal brackets along with an elastic rubber band called a ligature to hold the wire onto the bracket. These brackets along with the wire and elastic bands help align the teeth in proper formation.
- Very strong
- Treat the most severe cases
- Fastest orthodontic treatment
- Adjustment period
- Can cause irritation to the cheeks and gum
Phase 1 = 12-18 months (children only)
Phase 2 = 24 months
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