Metal braces are the most common type for orthodontic patients. Today’s metal braces are much smaller, smoother, and more comfortable than in the past. Patients of all ages choose metal braces to help them achieve straight, beautiful smiles.
How Braces Work
Once placed on your teeth, braces place constant pressure on your teeth, and the force helps move teeth into proper position. At each appointment, Drs. Scott or Dr. Patel may adjust the archwires.
In addition to braces, some patients may need to wear rubber bands. Patients wearing braces may notice their teeth feel a little loose. This is normal and temporary; once the teeth are done moving, this feeling will go away.