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Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional braces are made of stainless steel, sometimes also in combination with nickel titanium, and are the most widely used type of braces. These include conventional braces, which require ties to hold the archwire in place, and newer self-tying (or self-ligating) brackets. Self-ligating brackets may reduce friction between the wire and the slot of the bracket, which in some cases may result in shorter treatment time.

Advantages of Metal Braces

  • Metal brackets are usually less expensive than other brace alternatives

  • The overall treatment time is usually the shortest of all types of braces

  • Metal braces are strong and rarely break

  • You can personalize the look of the braces with different coloured ligatures

Metal braces

For more information on our metal braces, or to schedule an appointment with our Richmond Hill orthodontist, call Dr. Parker and Dr. Raffi today.

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