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Traditional Metal Braces

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.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Very strong
  • Treat the most severe cases
  • Fastest orthodontic treatment

Cons

  • Adjustment period
  • Can cause irritation to the cheeks and gum

Treatment Timeline
Phase 1 = 12-18 months (children only)
Phase 2 = 24 months

Comment below if you have any follow-up questions. Have a great day! Schedule an appointment with our orthodontist to find out more about metal braces today.

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