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METAL BRACKETS

METAL BRACKETS

Metal braces are the most economical variety of braces. The metal braces used highest quality,American orthodontics or Damon or their equivalent. We use a technique called straight arch-wire technique which is scientifically proven and has a sound research back up with long term success rates.

The braces have basically three components: the brackets, which is fixed to the tooth, the wire which exerts the force and the component that holds them together.

The braces are made of stainless steel and are strong. The wires are made of Nickel titanium . The braces are fixed to the teeth using a colourless or tooth coloured resin paste. The wire is then placed in the groove of the metal brackets and then fixed by tying (ligating) them . Small silicon bands are used for ligating the wire to the brackets. Sometimes thin stainless steel wires are also used.


ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF METAL BRACKETS

Metal Braces - with these braces the appliance is bonded to the teeth, nickel titanium wire and elastics are use d to bring the misaligned teeth into correct occlusion.

ADVANTAGES OF METAL BRACES

  • Economical
  • Strong
  • Can be adapted for any type of corrections
  • Can be combined with additional functional appliances
  • Have a very long track record (evidence based medicine)

DISADVANTAGES OF METAL BRACKETS

  • They are visible
  • Require rigorous maintenance since they are stuck to the teeth for the entire treatment period
  • If maintenance is poor, can lead to demineralization of the tooth at times
  • The non-self ligating variety of requires regular check ups
  • Eating habits will have to be modified

WHAT BRACES ARE MADE OF

Metal braces are the most common type of braces for orthodontic patients.

Today's metal braces are much smaller, flatter, and more comfortable than in the past.

Patients of all ages choose metal braces to help them achieve straight, beautiful smiles.

Traditional metal braces are made of high quality stainless steel or titanium. The three main parts of your braces are:

Brackets - Brackets are attached to the teeth using special glue that bonds them to the tooth surface and holds them in place.

Archwire - The archwire is the thin metal wire that connects each bracket and puts pressure on the teeth to help guide them into place.

Ligature Elastic (also known as the " rubber bands ") - Elastics, or rubber bands, are the colored ties that hold the archwires to the brackets. Your orthodontist will change the elastics at each appointment. Elastics may come in a variety of colors.