Traditional Metal Braces

Gain confidence in your smile with traditional metal braces. Whether you need to correct teeth or jaw misalignment problems or want to show off a straight new smile, Mik Orthodontics can help you reach your goals.

How Braces Straighten Teeth

traditional metal braces

Today, traditional braces rely on metal brackets and archwires to gradually shift teeth into place, but are designed to be more discreet and comfortable.

Your orthodontist will bind your brackets onto your teeth. Then, they connect the brackets to a metal archwire that creates constant pressure. The elastic bands, which get replaced each time your braces get tightened, hold the archwire into place.

Who Might Get Metal Braces?

While many choose braces for their cosmetic benefits, metal braces are an effective solution for many orthodontic problems, which can often worsen if left untreated. Individuals with crooked or crowded teeth will be able to achieve their desired results with metal braces. 

Similarly, individuals with orthodontic problems like an overbite, underbite or crossbite will achieve a healthy, beautiful smile at the end of their treatment. Whether you want to prevent future issues or reduce discomfort, the right treatment can make a difference in your overall oral health.

The Advantages of Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces have been around for decades for good reason. They are among the most effective orthodontic treatments for correcting cosmetic and oral problems. Because they gradually reposition the teeth, metal braces can produce exceptional results in patients of all ages.

How to Care for Metal Braces

While you have your metal braces on, it’s essential to keep up with your oral hygiene. It’s easier for food particles to get caught inside the brackets, wiring and crevices. It’s a good idea to avoid sticky or hard foods and candies, which can be difficult to remove from your braces.

If you don’t remove the buildup, it can quickly lead to plaque and cavities. Regularly flossing and brushing ensure your teeth stay clean and healthy throughout your treatment. Once your treatment is over, your orthodontist will provide you with a retainer, which keeps your teeth in position. 

Traditional Metal Braces

How Much Do They Cost?

The cost of metal braces depends on your individual orthodontic needs and situation. At Mik Orthodontics, we offer patients a consultation so they can learn more about the price, insurance options and payment plans available. 

Why Mik Orthodontics?

When you choose Mik Orthodontics, you’ll get to experience the highest quality orthodontic care and the newest technologies. We also offer a PracticeGenius program and kid’s club to make maintaining good oral hygiene fun and rewarding.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Mik Orthodontics has two convenient locations in Forth Worth and Crowley, making it easier than ever to receive the care you need from Dr. David Mikulencak and his staff.

Interested in learning if metal braces are right for you? Give us a call at 817-730-6682 to schedule an initial consultation today.