A metal bracket, also known as braces, is a high-quality stainless steel material bonded onto the teeth. A thin wire called the arc wire passes through around the back metal brackets used to correct the misalignment of the teeth. The wire is attached to the brackets using wire or elastic ties. Metal brackets causes less friction against the teeth, thanks to arc wires.
When and how is it applied?
Metal brackets, which are the most effective bracket types, are used to treat irregular tooth alignment, as the bracket type that enables rapid healing process. Today, metal brackets can be decorated with colored rubber bands in order for especially the school-age children can enjoy as they wear those braces.
Areas of Application
- Orthodontic problems
- Irregular or misaligned teeth
- Disproportionate maxillofacial structure
- Tooth losses and fractures
- Chewing and speech disorders
- Abnormalities of upper / lower tooth arches
- Large gap between teeth
After the initial examination, the treatment plan becomes clear. If there is cavities in the teeth, filling is done and gingival disorders are treated. After the intraoral image is taken, a custom metal wire is designed. When installing metal the braces, the teeth must be dry. Each bracket is glued onto the tooth with adhesive that does not harm the tooth.
What are the advantages?
- Metal brackets, one of the most commonly used brackets types, are the conventional orthodontic treatment.
- It involves a low risk of fracture and allows a rapid recovery.
- It is much more affordable, as opposed to other braces.
- It can be applied in all age groups.
- The treatment process is observed in a most effective way.
- The treatment involves no complications.
How long does the treatment take?
Metal bracket treatment is completed in 8 – 24 months. The time varies according to the severity of orthodontic problem.