Traditional, metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment for patients. They remain a popular choice due to the fact that they are often more effective at treating extreme overcrowding than many other options, and are less expensive. Metal braces can correct a number of orthodontic issues, including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Problems with the bite, including crossbite, open bite, underbite, and overbite

Traditional braces consist of a system of metal brackets, wires, and tiny rubber bands. The brackets are attached to the front of your teeth and are connected to each other through the use of a metal wire and bands. As our orthodontist adjusts the wire, the braces gradually guide your teeth to the desired position. During your treatment, you will need to visit our office on a regular basis so we can make sure that your braces are adjusted as needed to continue progressing towards a straighter, healthier smile.

Thanks to advancements in orthodontic technology, metal braces are now sleeker, smaller, and more comfortable than ever. To learn more about how Dr. Rebecca Payne deVerges can enhance your smile with metal braces in Mandeville, Louisiana, please contact Northshore Orthodontics at 985-626-0160 .

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