Traditional Metal Braces are a strong, versatile, and affordable orthodontic treatment option to straighten even the most severe cases of crowded, misaligned, or crooked teethSaratoga Dentist Dr. John Hao Rong offers metal braces to give our neighbors even, beautiful teeth no matter the budget. Schedule an appointment and find out if this treatment option is for you.
Metal braces are what most people think when they hear “braces”. These are the tried and tested methods for correcting the alignment of the teeth and were the first type of orthodontic treatment intended for this purpose. These are made of high-quality materials like stainless steel, titanium alloys and are designed to resist corrosion. Metal braces consist of the following components.
Metallic brackets – Metal brackets are made up of stainless steel, titanium, gold, or nickel. Chromium is often added to prevent corrosion of stainless steel and molybdenum is added to prevent crevice and pitting. Brackets are attached to the teeth with the help of special dental cement that hardens when under a special visible light.
Archwire – An archwire is a wire that attaches to your braces. This is the main wire that acts as a track to guide the teeth in place. It will be changed periodically throughout the treatment as teeth are moved into their new position.
Orthodontic ligatures – A ligature is a thin wire that keeps the archwire in the bracket. It comes in many colors and can be replaced during each appointment. Ligatures aren’t needed in self-ligating braces.
The cost of braces depends on where you are getting the treatment from, and the type of materials to use. Generally, you can expect to pay between $3,000 to $7,000. Other factors may affect the price such as your insurance plan and diagnostic tests such as x-rays and imaging.
One of the benefits of getting braces is that you’ll get a more beautiful and attractive smile. However, that’s just a part of the many benefits this treatment can offer. When your teeth are straight, and your bite issues are fixed it is easier to clean your teeth. This will lead to fewer cavities and overall a greater smile. Therefore the cost of this treatment is more than worth it.
Therefore, you need to make sure you are getting your money’s worth by looking for orthodontists close to your home or place of work to save time and money on transportation. Look for specialists who have promising reviews as well as financing options that will meet your needs and budget. We accept most PPO (and HMO if applicable) and offer in-house financing. See what offers we have for our neighbors for Metal Braces.