Metal braces are the most common type of braces for orthodontic patients.
Today’s metal braces are much smaller, flatter and more comfortable than in the past. Traditional metal braces are still the most popular, quickest and most cost effective orthodontic treatment available.
They consist of metal arch wires, standard brackets, elastic ties and ligatures. To place the braces, the brackets will be attached to each of your teeth in specific positions. The arch wires will then be threaded between the brackets and held in place by the rubber bands (you can choose from over 25 colors!). The archwire puts constant pressure on your teeth which causes your teeth to move to their ideal place. Depending on your case, you may have to wear rubber bands to correct your bite.
Dr. Pancko can help you determine what treatment is best for your individual case. Please contact the Wilmington Orthodontic Center to schedule an appointment and learn more about how braces enhance your smile.