Traditional metal braces have been around longer than any other type of braces! Metal braces use brackets and wires to shift the teeth and jaw bones into alignment. They have small rubber bands (or elastics) wrapped around each bracket to hold the archwire to the bracket.
These elastics come in a variety of different colors. You can get creative with your braces colors or opt for a monochromatic, sleek look by choosing grey, black or other neutral-colored rubber bands.
Metal braces are a popular choice for childrens, teens and adults. They can be used to treat almost any condition, from simple to complex, with traditional braces.
Dr. Senties’ expertise enables him to treat the following conditions with metal braces:
On average, the treatment length with metal braces spans anywhere from 12 to 36 months. Your treatment period may be shorter or longer, depending on your specific case.
The length of your treatment will depend on your condition and the severity of your condition. At your initial consultation with Dr. Senties, he’ll assess your teeth and bite to give you an estimated treatment length.