Metal braces are the most well known orthodontic treatment and they deliver reliable, long term results. They require a careful study of your mouth before a detailed treatment plan can be devised — the key measure of success is not simply where teeth end up, but whether they stay there.
Metal braces consist of brackets, which are small squares that are bonded directly to the front of each tooth to act like handles, and wire that puts pressure on the brackets to slowly move your teeth.
Brackets have elastic or metal ties holding the wire and springs might be placed on the wire to open or close the spaces between your teeth. We’ll ask you to continue seeing us after treatment has finished so we can check your teeth are secured in a sustainable position.