Approximately 4 million Americans wear braces at any given time in order to fix what is classified as a malocclusion. A malocclusion is what we call a “bad bite”, such as crowded teeth, underbites, and overbites. Metal dental braces are an effective and affordable method our dentists in Houston and South Houston use to correct a malocclusion, especially for younger children who prefer to take advantage of early Houston braces treatment. In this article, we will discuss how metal dental braces work so you and your child know what to expect.
What Are Metal Braces Made Of?
Our metal Houston braces feature 3 key components:
- Metal brackets, which are glued to the front of the teeth with a semipermanent dental cement
- Archwire, which is placed across the brackets
- O-rings, which keep the archwire attached to the metal brackets
How Houston Braces Straighten Your Child’s Teeth
Our Houston and South Houston family dentists offer metal braces that are thinner (and therefore far lighter in weight) than most other metal braces available.
All types of Houston braces that we offer do the same job in principle: they apply pressure to the teeth, which gradually moves them to their desired position. When it comes to metal dental braces, our South Houston braces dentist will tighten the archwire on a regular basis. Tightening the archwire in a certain way helps push the teeth in the direction we intend for them to go, thanks to the help of our state-of-the-art 3D modeling software.
In some cases, especially if you have an overbite or an underbite, we will incorporate rubber bands into your Houston braces treatment.
Is Your Child Ready For Houston Braces? Centra Dental Is Your Go-To Braces Expert!
Whether you are in Houston or South Houston, our family dentists are here for your dental braces needs. We offer affordable dental braces for as low as $99/month and our caring staff and advanced technology ensure that you have the best possible experience every time you visit us. If you think your child might benefit from metal dental braces, then please book an appointment with us at one of our offices so we can begin with a braces consultation. We look forward to embracing your smile!