Metal Braces

Do you have crooked teeth or gaps that you want to fix? Metal braces are the most common orthodontic solution for tooth misalignment. You may want to consider metal orthodontics due to their reliability and durability.

At Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics in Mesa, AZ, we offer metal braces that are more advanced and sleeker than you might expect. To find out if this orthodontic solution is best for you and your case, feel free to contact us today and schedule a consultation!

Why Choose Metal Braces?

When you think of braces, metal braces are probably the first thing that comes to mind. These are the most common orthodontic options for good reason. Metal braces use medical-grade stainless steel or titanium alloy brackets attached to the teeth with a strong medical adhesive. A metal archwire guides the teeth and is fastened to the brackets with elastic bands.

The metal brackets can be used on the upper and lower teeth to correct various misalignments. Braces can correct crossbites, overbites, underbites, gaps, and crooked teeth. Fixing these misalignments can improve jaw function and prevent a variety of complications.

What Are the Advantages of Metal Over Clear?

Metal braces have come a long way in recent years with higher-performance materials, like titanium, and today’s braces have a smaller profile than ever. The elastic bands are available in a variety of colors. These braces are also more durable than ceramic braces and are recommended for athletes who need that kind of durability.

Metal braces are also recommended over other orthodontic solutions for more complicated crowding and misalignment of teeth. The main advantages that make metal the most common option for orthodontic treatment include:

  • More affordable than most other options
  • Many options available
  • Durable and easy to maintain
  • Offered by most orthodontists
  • Reliable results

Who Is an Ideal Candidate?

Our skilled orthodontist can provide patients with the best solution for their needs and conditions. Children and teens are common candidates, but adults may also find the smaller size and durability of metal braces to be more suitable than other options.

Care for Metal Braces

Metal braces require similar care as ceramic braces. Ceramic braces may stain, so metal may be a better option for those who drink coffee, tea, and other beverages that tend to stain the teeth. Patients should brush and floss as advised by their dentist and may need to change their diet slightly to avoid chewy, sticky, and hard foods that can damage the braces.

Learn More

Whether you are interested in other orthodontic solutions, you are warmly invited to visit Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics for an initial consultation. We would be more than happy to help find the right orthodontic solution to treat your condition and meet your needs. We have offices located in Gilbert,  Mesa, Globe, Queen Creek, and Chandler, AZ. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!