Traditional metal braces are the most common type of dental braces used in orthodontic treatment. Made of a mix of stainless steel, nickel, and other metals, the brackets are very durable and long-lasting. The average cost of treatment also tends to be slightly more affordable when you choose metal braces over some of the newer forms of treatment, since they don’t require some of the advanced technology and expensive equipment that newer treatments do. Strength, reliability, and cost-effectiveness keep traditional braces the top option in orthodontic treatment, year after year!
In the not too distant past, braces could be bulky, awkward, and obvious, but orthodontic treatment in general has come along in leaps and bounds recently. Metal braces are now smaller, less noticeable, and far more comfortable than ever before. This improves both the appearance and the feel of braces, with the sleeker brackets and wires keeping irritation in the mouth to a minimum.
Traditional braces also have a new, fun twist without any extra cost – color! The elastics that fit around the brackets come in tons of different colors (24 to be exact), and enable you to alter the look of the braces whenever you fancy a change. You can showcase your personality by picking your favorite colors, the colors of your favorite sports team, or even your school colors! Silver, gray, and clear elastics are also available for adults seeking a more neutral, subtle look.