More commonly referred to as “traditional braces,” these are the most common type of braces used in orthodontics. The metal braces used here at the Orthodontists and Braces in Orange County are made of high-quality stainless steel. Technology in metal braces has advances greatly over the years; they are now able to be smaller, more comfortable, and even more effective than only a few years ago.
Traditional braces straighten your teeth by using brackets that are glued to your teeth, in conjunction with arch wires that can easily be adjusted for added comfort. The arch wire can be created from several alloys, but the most common ones are beta-titanium, nickel-titanium, and stainless steel. Traditional braces are also used to correct underbites, overbites, cross bites, and other flaws in the jaw and teeth.