Jacksonville Traditional Braces
Traditional metal braces are a staple in orthodontics, but you don’t have to feel uncomfortable about having metal braces any longer. At Rice Orthodontics, we only apply traditional metal braces to your bottom teeth, while your top teeth will feature comfortable and advanced ceramic braces.
A New Type of Metal Braces
People will see your top teeth when you’re talking and smiling, so you shouldn’t feel embarrassed because you must wear braces. It’s also much more comfortable to have ceramic braces on your top teeth.
No more scraping against your top braces, snapping bands, or other inconveniences. Not only does this help your teeth and how comfortable you feel in your braces, but we’ll also use the smallest brackets for your braces.
This promotes better hygiene by providing an easier way to clean your teeth. This is an issue many others around Jacksonville have experienced in the past with older types of metal braces because they couldn’t reach in between the brackets and might develop gingivitis or other dental hygiene issues.
About Metal Brackets
These are the most common type of braces and are typically the most affordable. Traditional metal braces are made with a selection of different metals, including stainless steel or gold.
They are bridged together using metal brackets and archwires to help straighten your teeth over time. The application process is simple and easy. First, orthodontist Dr. Rice will dry your teeth, making sure saliva doesn’t interfere with the application process.
Once your teeth are completely dry, we apply orthodontic glue and cement to set the brackets. Once the brackets have solidified, the wires are set to keep them aligned.
Traditional metal braces are pretty common, and they can take some getting used to. However, they are a fast and efficient way to a beautiful, straight smile.
A New Model for Metal
When most people think of metal braces, they tend to think of “brace face” with a mouth full of metal braces on both the top and bottom teeth.
These types of braces are also considered outdated and can be uncomfortable because of tightening, new bands, and clipping off spare wires that can poke into the gums. Fortunately, at Rice Orthodontics, you’ll enjoy brand new advances that bring braces into the modern day.