Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional Metal Braces in St. Peters and Perryville, Missouri
Metal braces are a popular, effective treatment for straightening teeth and correcting bite problems. Today's metal braces are also smaller, lighter and more comfortable than ever before, making them a great option for patients of any age.
At Unger Orthodontics, we provide top-quality metal braces treatment in St. Peters and Perryville, Missouri.
Exam, doctor review, and check-ups are all complimentary
Interceptive orthodontics minimize the risk of extensive future care
Flexible hours, multiple locations, and easy appointment scheduling
How Do Metal Braces Work?
Traditional braces are made of sleek surgical steel. They use three components to apply pressure to your teeth and move them into alignment:
- Brackets: Metal braces brackets are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth using special orthodontic glue.
- Archwires: A thin, metal archwire is placed across the top and bottom rows of your teeth to connect the brackets.
- Elastics: Small elastic bands secure the archwires to the brackets.
We may adjust your archwires periodically to ensure they're applying the right amount of pressure. We will also change your elastics during your appointments, so you can try different colors throughout your treatment.
Exam, doctor review,
and check-ups are
minimize the risk of
extensive future care
Flexible hours, multiple locations,
and easy appointment
Are Traditional Metal
Braces Right for You?
Orthodontists can use metal braces to treat various teeth and jaw problems in both adults and children. They may be a good choice if you have:
- Overcrowded teeth.
- An overbite or underbite.
- Large tooth gaps.
- Crooked teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Traditional Metal Braces?
Traditional metal braces help improve your smile and oral health. They are also:
- Highly effective: These devices treat a range of teeth and jaw issues, including tough misalignment cases.
- Fast-acting: Metal braces are continuously working to move your teeth. Most patients wear their devices for 18 to 24 months, depending on their specific needs.
- Durable: Metal braces are made of high-strength materials that can withstand daily wear and tear from eating and brushing.
Tips for Traditional Braces Care
Maintaining your metal braces is essential to completing your treatment quickly and successfully. Proper care can help protect your device from damage and prevent plaque and bacteria buildup. Follow these tips to keep your metal braces in good condition:
- Brush and floss your teeth regularly to remove food and beverage debris.
- Avoid eating hard and chewy foods — such as candy, chewing gum and popcorn — that may damage or get stuck in your braces.
- Keep up with your orthodontist appointments to ensure your treatment stays on track.
- Continue to visit the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings throughout your braces treatment.
How Much Do Metal Braces Cost?
Metal braces are usually less expensive than other options. If you have dental insurance, your provider may cover the cost of your metal braces treatment.
At Unger Orthodontics, we make it easy for you to get affordable orthodontic treatment by offering payment plans, flexible financing and insurance counseling. Our treatment coordinators will work with your budget to find payment options that are suitable for you and your family.
Contact Us for Traditional Metal Braces Treatment
Unger Orthodontics is your trusted source for metal braces treatment in St. Peters and Perryville, Missouri. We've helped patients in the region achieve straight, healthy smiles for over 40 years.
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We look forward to helping you keep a beautiful smile for life!