Traditional metal braces are the most commonly used type of attached orthodontic appliance. They are made of a mix of high-grade stainless steel, nickel, and other metals, and consist of bands that wrap around the back molars, and smaller more discrete metal brackets that are glued to the front surfaces of the other teeth. The “wire” is thin and connected to the brackets by elastic ties. The wire is what gently guides your teeth into the correct position over time.
Since they have been around for close to a century, traditional metal braces are a dependable, efficient, and economical method that has stood the test of time. Previous versions of metal braces were bulky, awkward, and sometimes even overly painful. Fortunately, today’s versions are much smaller and more comfortable than ever before. Gone are the days of painful adjustments, as Dr. Henneberry has embraced new technology that gradually moves your teeth over time.
The best part about traditional braces is you get to choose a unique color of elastic ties at ever visit. We have tons of color options to choose from which allows you to be you! Whether you want the colors of your favorite sports team, or red and green during Christmas time, we have the colors for you. Silver, gray, and clear options are also available for adults who desire a more subtle, discrete look.