Metal braces

Traditional metal braces in Seymour and Knoxville

Traditional metal braces have long been a standard treatment for correcting orthodontic issues ranging from crooked teeth to bite misalignments. Compared to the original styles, today’s metal braces are more discreet and comfortable than those of the past. Younger patients will especially appreciate that the elastics are available in 24 colors, making it easy to personalize your smile.

At Langford Orthodontics, we’ll help you transform your smile with metal braces personalized to fit your needs and goals, no matter your age.

How metal braces work

Traditional metal braces have been used for decades, helping children and adults alike achieve a straight, healthy smile. They are made using a combination of stainless steel, nickel and other metals.

Your orthodontist will apply and bond metal brackets to the front surfaces of your teeth and then connect them with a metal archwire. The archwire is also attached to small elastic bands, which are regularly adjusted throughout treatment to bring your teeth into the correct position.

Who might need metal braces?

While often considered for their cosmetic benefits, metal braces are an effective treatment solution for many different kinds of orthodontic issues for kids, teens and adults. Individuals with crooked or crowded teeth will be able to realign their smiles and prevent long-term dental problems like tooth decay and cavities.

Braces can also correct bite problems such as overbite, underbite and crossbite. Patients will see improved oral health and gain a confidence boost at the end of their treatment.

Caring for metal braces

Once you have your new braces, it’s more important than ever to maintain good oral hygiene. The brackets and wiring can easily trap food, leading to a buildup of plaque. This is why it’s a good idea to avoid foods that are really sticky or hard, like caramel, gum and popcorn, which can be difficult to remove from the surface of your teeth.

Regularly brushing and flossing helps prevent plaque buildup that can lead to cavities. You can even use a special toothbrush to make sure you thoroughly get into all of the crevices.

At the end of your treatment, you’ll be given a retainer to wear. Following your orthodontist’s directions and wearing the retainer as suggested will ensure your teeth stay in their new position.

How much do metal braces cost?

The cost of metal braces can vary based on your dental situation and the severity of it. At Langford Orthodontics, we offer a free consultation so you can learn more about our treatments before you decide on a course of action. Overall, you’ll find that metal braces are one of the most affordable treatment options since they don’t require advanced technology. During your consultation, you’ll also learn more about our flexible payment options that will help achieve your new smile more accessible and affordable.

Choose Langford Orthodontics as your metal braces provider

Langford Orthodontics is committed to helping you get the best smile possible. Our orthodontic team understands that each patient is unique, which is why we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. Instead, our individualized approach ensures you achieve results.

With our premier care and world-class equipment, you can feel confident that we’ll deliver an unforgettable experience from start to finish.