Traditional Metal Braces

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Traditional Metal Braces

For adolescents and adults who, for a variety of reasons, are not candidates for Invisalign, traditional metal braces can effectively straighten your teeth using metal archwires and brackets. Traditional braces use standard metal brackets placed on your teeth using a special adhesive and connected by archwires. They require periodic tightening to gradually straighten your teeth and correctly align your jaw.

  • Traditional metal braces have come a long way in recent years. Today’s braces are more visually appealing with a range of color options for the brackets and the elastics, which can make them more fun for children.
  • They give Dr. Michael Buck the control they need to move your teeth in small increments until they reach their proper positions inside your mouth.
  • There are some food restrictions with traditional metal braces. Avoid chewy, sticky foods such as soft candies, jellybeans, and caramels. Also avoid hard or crunchy foods that could damage your braces.
  • Proper oral hygiene is especially important with traditional metal braces. Brushing and flossing regularly will help you maintain the appearance of your braces and avoid staining your teeth.
  • You’ll visit your dentist about every four to six weeks for tightening adjustments to continue moving your teeth to their proper positions.

To discuss traditional metal braces in the Creston IA area, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.

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