Dr. Ferris

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 arch wire 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 actually 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!
Braces at Ferris Orthodontic Group | Santa Barbara & Goleta CA Orthodontist
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 arch wire 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 actually 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!
What are Braces Made Of? 
Made of metal grade stainless steel
There are three main parts of your braces:
  • Brackets
  • Archwire
  • Ligature Elastic (also known as the “rubber bands”)