Metal braces are the traditional braces treatment. Smile Studios Orthodontics offers this and other braces treatments to residents of Atlanta, Marietta, and the neighboring areas of Georgia. We offer these treatments from our locations in Fairburn, Lovejoy, Hiram, and Carollton.
What Are Metal Braces?
Metal braces are the traditional braces treatment and the most common treatment for addressing misalignments in the teeth and jaw. With metal braces, metal brackets are placed onto the teeth. Then, a metal wire called an archwire is attached to all of the brackets. The archwire applies pressure to the teeth, pulling them into the correct position. Metal braces can be customized with colored braces, which are colored bands that attach the archwire to the bracket. This gives patients the ability to customize the appearance of their braces.
How Much Do Metal Braces Cost?
Like any braces treatment, the cost will largely depend on the patient’s unique treatment needs. On average, the cost of metal braces will be no more than $135 per month. However, the cost of treatment can be made more affordable with dental insurance or dental financing. To learn more about the cost of your braces treatment, please visit our page on the cost of braces.
How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces?
The duration of your braces treatment will depend on the position that your teeth are in when you begin treatment. Some patients only need braces for a little over a year, while patients with more severe misalignment issues require a longer treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Venn will provide you with an estimate after developing a personalized treatment plan.
How Will Braces Affect My Life?
Life with braces is a slight adjustment because it comes with limitations on food and can make oral hygiene a little more difficult. Patients will need to take special care while brushing and flossing, and younger patients may need assistance from their parents. However, patients should be able to participate in all of their usual activities during their braces treatment. To learn more about life with braces, visit our page on the first days with braces.
If you think you or your child may need braces, contact us today to schedule a consultation at Smile Studios Orthodontics. With convenient locations in Fairburn, Lovejoy, Hiram, and Carollton, we are able to offer efficient, exceptional care to residents of Marietta, Atlanta, and the surrounding areas of Georgia.