Traditional Metal Braces in Ashton, MD

When it comes to getting braces, there are a few different treatment options to fit your smile’s needs. The most recognizable type of braces are traditional metal braces, but at Ashton Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, we’ll work with you to determine the best type of braces for your unique needs and goals.

How Do Metal Braces Work?

Traditional metal braces are the most common form of orthodontic treatment and consist of metal brackets, bands, and wires that gradually straighten your teeth to create the smile of your dreams. Metal braces are most commonly placed on both the lower and upper arches of your teeth. Over the duration of treatment, your braces will rotate your teeth, close gaps, and align your bite.

Metal braces can be more durable and effective than other types of braces, which may lead to a shorter treatment time, especially for more complex straightening and alignment needs. The archwires, brackets, metal bands, rubber bands, and ligatures all work together to straighten your teeth, and each of these pieces will be adjusted by your orthodontist at your adjustment appointments.

When you schedule your complimentary consultation, your orthodontist will develop an action plan for your length of treatment. On average, orthodontic treatment with traditional metal brackets takes about two years, but treatment time varies from smile to smile. Your age, facial structure, and dental hygiene can all have an effect on your overall treatment time.

Have More Questions About Braces? Contact Us today!

Our orthodontists are here to provide the highest level of care to the smiles of Ashton. If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation or you have questions about traditional braces, contact us today!