What Are Metal Braces?

Written by Dr. Reuben Sim
Published: 23-01-2022

Traditional metal braces are the most well known orthodontic treatment for a reason; they have been successful at treating misaligned teeth for years.

Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and arch-wires.

With metal braces, you have the option of adding coloured elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colourful smile.

How do traditional braces work?

Traditional metal braces place pressure on the teeth to move them into their final desired position. They are often the cheapest and fastest treatment option to straighten teeth effectively.

Traditional braces can also be combined with other specialist orthodontic devices to correct jaw alignment and spacing issues.

Are there other types of braces?

There are other varieties of braces available, these include the more discrete option Ceramic Braces and braces that go on the inside of your teeth called Lingual Braces.

At Dental Boutique, Dr May Chan uses state of the art bracket system, which is customized to each individual patient to provide faster results with fewer appointments and less treatment time for patient comfort.

Learn more about our orthondontic treatments