Metal Braces – Atlanta, GA
A Traditional & Trusted Approach
From a crooked smile to an uneven bite to spacing issues between individual teeth, there are many different orthodontic problems that you or your child might have – and even with the numerous options at our disposal, we’re still highly likely to recommend metal braces as a solution. Today’s braces are more comfortable than ever before, so you don’t have to feel nervous about beginning your treatment when you call our office.
Why Choose Duo Ortho
for Metal Braces?
- Quick, Pragmatic Orthodontic Solutions
- Reliable, Time-Tested, Personalized Braces
- Dental Team That Speaks 3 Different Languages
How Braces Work
Metal braces are made up of a series of brackets attached to the individual teeth, an archwire used to connect said brackets together, and elastics that hold the wire in place. The archwire will lightly push on the teeth and slowly move them towards a more ideal position. In order to complete the movement, braces will need to be adjusted periodically, usually by repositioning or replacing the archwire.
Why Choose Braces?
Compared to other orthodontic treatments, braces have been proven to yield better results over the long term when it comes to complex corrections. Furthermore, they are very versatile and can be used to correct mild to severe cases of crooked teeth, misaligned jaws, and a variety of other issues. They’re also suitable for children because they are not removed easily, meaning you can count on your child’s mouth benefitting from treatment for a full 24 hours every day.
After we’ve decided whether or not braces are right for you, we can begin the step-by-step process. A standard case usually looks like this:
- Photographic scanns and X-rays of the mouth are taken for planning purposes.
- Once a plan is decided on, the orthodontic brackets and archwires are placed on the teeth.
- You will return every month for orthodontic adjustments and progress checks.
- The treatment will normally last around one to two years before the brackets are removed and a retainer is provided.
Benefits of Braces
By the end of your treatment, your teeth should be noticeably straighter, and your upper and lower jaw should be much more comfortably aligned. Naturally, this can work wonders for your self-image and confidence. It also helps improve oral health in a variety of ways. Straight teeth are much easier to clean properly in order to prevent cavities, and a well-aligned bite puts less stress on the teeth so they don’t wear down abnormally fast.