Traditional, Yet Modern

If you're looking for a reliable, effective, and affordable way to reach a straighter, healthier smile, metal braces may be the right choice for you.

What Are Metal Braces?

Traditional braces have been around for decades and remain one of the most effective ways to straighten your teeth. At Jensen Orthodontic Arts, we use modern metal braces, so you can enjoy faster treatment times, better precision, and lower cost compared to some other treatment options.

Metal braces are a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct misaligned teeth and bite issues. Our metal braces are made from high-quality stainless steel, meaning they’re strong, durable, and able to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues.

They work by using metal brackets that are bonded to the teeth and connected with wires and small elastic bands. These components work together to apply gentle pressure to the teeth and gradually move them into their proper positions.

What Are Metal Braces Made Of?

Our metal braces are made of orthodontic-grade stainless steel, which is a strong and durable material that can withstand the pressure of orthodontic treatment.

We carefully craft the brackets to be small, lightweight, and comfortable. The wires and elastic bands used in metal braces may also be made of different materials, such as titanium or nickel-titanium.

How Do Metal Braces Work?

Metal braces work by applying continuous, gentle pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position. The braces consist of several components, including brackets, archwires, and elastic bands.

  • Before applying the brackets, Dr. Jensen and the team at Jensen Orthodontic Arts will collect photos and X-rays of your mouth.
  • Next, Dr. Jensen attaches small metal brackets to your teeth using a special dental adhesive.
  • Then, we thread an archwire through each bracket, which is held in place with elastic bands. The archwire applies pressure to the teeth, causing them to gradually shift into the correct position over time.
  • To aid in the movement of the teeth, Dr. Jensen will adjust the tension on the archwire periodically during follow-up appointments. This helps to ensure that the teeth are moving in the right direction and at the appropriate pace.
  • In some cases, additional components such as rubber bands or headgear may be used to provide extra pressure and help correct specific bite problems.

Overall, metal braces are a reliable and effective way to straighten teeth and improve the function of the bite. With proper care and maintenance, they can help patients like you reach a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

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How Long Will I Be in Metal Braces?

The length of time you'll need to wear braces varies depending on your specific orthodontic needs. Your orthodontist will be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate after examining your teeth and creating a personalized treatment plan. However, in general, most people wear braces for one to three years.

During this time, you'll need to visit your orthodontist regularly to have adjustments made to your braces. These adjustments will help to gradually shift your teeth into their desired position. The frequency of these visits can vary, but typically occur every four to eight weeks.

It's important to note that your compliance with your orthodontic treatment plan can also impact the length of time you'll need to wear braces. If you consistently wear your braces as directed, maintain good oral hygiene, and attend all of your scheduled appointments, you can help ensure that your treatment progresses as efficiently as possible.

Ultimately, the length of time you'll need to wear braces will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of your orthodontic issues and how well you adhere to your treatment plan. Your orthodontist will be able to provide you with a more specific estimate after evaluating your teeth and creating a customized treatment plan.

Who Should Get Metal Braces?

Metal braces can be an excellent option for patients of all ages who have moderate to severe orthodontic issues. They are especially useful if you need more significant tooth movement or have complex bite problems.

If you're interested in metal braces, schedule a consultation with your orthodontist to determine if they are the right choice for you.

What Are the Benefits of Metal Braces?

Metal braces offer several benefits, including:

  • Reliability: Metal braces are highly effective at correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, overbite, underbite, and crossbite.
  • Faster treatment times: Compared to some other orthodontic treatments, metal braces typically result in faster treatment times.
  • Better precision: Metal braces provide better control and precision over tooth movement than some other treatment options.
  • Lower cost: Metal braces are often more affordable than other orthodontic treatments, making them an excellent option for patients on a budget.
  • Durability: Metal braces are strong and durable, making them an excellent option for active patients who play sports or musical instruments.

Ready to Get Started

At Jensen Orthodontic Arts, we understand that getting braces is a big decision. That's why we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options to meet your individual needs.

If you're considering metal braces, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with us at our McKinney office. During your consultation, we'll take the time to answer all of your questions, explain the treatment process, and help you determine if metal braces are the right choice for you.

Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of care and support throughout your orthodontic journey, so you can achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. Give us a call today at 214-842-8106 and take the first step towards a brighter future with metal braces!