Traditional metal braces are the most common type of appliance used in orthodontic treatment.

Made of a combination of stainless steel, nickel, and other fine metals, metal
brackets are very durable and bio-compatible. Strength, reliability, and cost-
effectiveness keep metal braces the top option in orthodontic treatment year
after year!

Historically, braces consisted of metal bands that were fit around each individual tooth, which is probably why patients had the nickname ‘metal mouth’. These braces were bulky, and obvious, and are thankfully a thing of the past! Modern technology has allowed us to develop metal braces that are small, less noticeable, and more comfortable for you! Today’s appliances will minimize the irritation you may feel at the beginning of your braces journey.