Metal braces

Metal braces are probably what you first think of when you picture orthodontic treatment - in fact, they were the very first teeth straightening solution! This tried-and-true method has seen some major upgrades over the years, and is now more discreet and efficient than ever.

How do metal braces work?

If you start treatment with metal braces, small stainless-steel brackets will be fixed to the front surface of your teeth. Metal wires called archwires will be slotted through the brackets, and held in place with small elastics.

During treatment, you will visit our practice every 6 - 8 weeks for adjustment appointments. Your Specialist Orthodontist will place targeted bends in your archwires to add gentle pressure in the precise places needed to guide your teeth into proper alignment.

How do metal braces work?

How long does treatment with metal braces take?

Every patient is unique, and their custom treatment times vary. In general, we expect treatment with metal braces to take between 9 to 18 months depending on the severity of the case.

How long does treatment with metal braces take?

Benefits of metal braces

Metal braces are still popular today because they are:

Efficient: Fixed metal braces give your Specialist Orthodontist unparalleled controls over your tooth movement. The finished results will consistently be of a very high standard.

Versatile: Metal braces work for even the most complex treatments. If you are not suitable for treatment with clear aligners, metal braces may still be a good option for you!

Affordable: Fixed metal braces are one of the most budget-friendly orthodontic options. Plus, with our flexible payment plans, they are even more affordable!

Fun: Our patients love that they can mix and match different colours on their elastics to suit mood, holiday and season.

Benefits of metal braces

A treatment you can trust

Metal braces have been kept around for a reason, and now this trusted treatment is better than ever! Contact our team in Chesterfield today to find out how metal braces could transform the smile of you or your child.

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