Typically made of medical-grade stainless steel, traditional metal braces consist of small metal brackets that are cemented to the front surfaces of your teeth. A thin, springy metal wire running through the brackets gently guides the teeth into a proper position. This archwire may be fixed to the brackets by flexible elastics, metal ties, or other types of clasps. In contrast to the braces of the past, today’s braces are smaller, lighter, and more comfortable to wear! If you want a less traditional look, you can choose colorful elastics for the brackets! Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ferris to see if metal braces are the right treatment option for you!
Made of metal-grade stainless steel
There are three main parts of your braces: