Metal Braces

Get that BLING, y’all!

Metal braces are a combination of silver-colored brackets and wires that work together to straighten your teeth and improve your bite. You may also have elastics and other appliances that go along with your braces if determined by the doctor. But what’s so great about having metal braces, you ask? Let us tell you!

  • People tend to be more comfortable smiling with braces than before they got braces.
  • Braces help you master oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing.
  • Metal braces add bling!
  • Sharing your progress on social media.
  • Making new friends with others who also have braces.
  • Everyone is excited to see your new smile.
  • BFFs having braces at the same time!
  • The day when you have them taken off and love the way you look!

What are the Benefits of Metal Braces?

So why do you even need braces? Besides the obvious BLING these will add to your life, here are just some of the benefits.

  • Reposition your teeth to prevent tooth loss and gum disease
  • Help you speak and chew better (who knew, right?!)
  • Improve your oral hygiene habits
  • Give you lifelong pride in your smile

How Do Metal Braces Work?

So how do all those strange little pieces work to straighten your teeth? Metal braces are a bit of science and art. Your orthodontist understands what parts to use in what manner to move your teeth and correct your jaw. They went to school for MANY years for this! The key is the archwires attached to the brackets. These wires are increased in size slightly throughout your treatment. The resulting force slowly moves your teeth.  The teeth are moved by placing gentle, controlled forces on them to guide them to their ideal positions over a period of time.

What Can Be Corrected with Metal Braces?

  • Overlapping and crooked teeth
  • Spaces and gaps between the teeth
  • Overbites, underbites and crossbites
  • Front teeth that stick out

Why We Use the Damon System of Braces

At Lineberger Orthodontics, we’ve got your back. We use only the latest braces options so you get that selfie-worthy smile in no time! The Damon System of Braces are self-ligating (which is a strange word to explain that instead of having your brackets and wires tightened throughout treatment, they use a sliding mechanism that attaches the wires to the brackets so your teeth more more naturally). This produces less force than traditional braces, which also often require tooth extractions and expanders or headgear. NOT HERE!

Here are just a few other benefits of using the Damon System of Braces:

  • Brackets are smaller (and if you get clear, they’re barely noticeable!)
  • Faster treatment time (YES SIREE!)
  • Fewer and shorter appointments
  • Less friction, therefore less discomfort
  • Fewer places for plaque to build up
  • Produces big, wide, super awesome smiles!

AND PSSSST. Guess what? You can get braces the SAME DAY as your consultation. Come in with no bling. Leave WITH bling. It’s brilliant!

What Should I Expect from Metal Braces?

It will take a few days to get used to having your braces. After that, you will have some new brushing and flossing techniques to learn.  You will also need to avoid certain foods while wearing braces. We will review all of the specifics of how to take care of your braces properly at your appointment.

How Much Do Metal Braces Cost?

At L.O., metal braces and Invisalign® cost about the same. We offer two options to help you keep the cost within budget.

  1. Tiered treatment plans based on how much you can afford each month
  2. In-house financing

Does Insurance Cover Metal Braces?

Thank goodness for dental insurance. Many dental insurance plans include a lifetime benefit for orthodontic treatment. If you provide us your dental coverage information we will be happy to verify orthodontics benefits for you prior to your first appointment.

Lineberger Orthodontics offers metal braces for the residents of Charlotte, Huntersville, Mooresville (Coming Summer 2019) and surrounding communities in North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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