Metal braces are the braces that most people picture when they hear the word “braces”. However, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than the notorious “metal mouth” braces than many adults remember. Plus, using new heat-activated archwires use your own body heat to help teeth move more quickly and less painfully than in the past.
Metal braces do have their pros which are:
- Smaller braces enhance comfort and aesthetics
- High bond strength provides firm, corrective forces
- Unique natural curvature provides maximum contact and comfort
- Smooth finish means they are easier on the lips and gums
- Metal braces can use coloured bands which can give children a chance to express themselves throughout treatment!