Metal Braces

Metal Braces on smiling San Anselmo patient

An amazing smile is a confidence booster and something many people wish for. Getting the right type orthodontic treatment can make all the difference in your smile. With so many orthodontic options available today, traditional metal braces are often overlooked or disapproved of. Metal braces, however, could possibly be the best fit for your orthodontic needs.

Benefits Of Metal Braces

Traditional braces aren't going anywhere anytime soon. They are the most common type of braces still today and offer incredible results. Metal braces offer great benefits such as:

Comprehensive Treatment

Metal braces can treat the widest range of orthodontic issues. They are able to resolve more complex problems than other types of braces and offer shorter treatment times over some other methods.

Reliable Method

There is a good reason metal braces are the most widely used type of orthodontic treatment They have been proven effective and have continued to improve over the years. They are trusted by both orthodontists and patients to successfully correct their smile.

Economical Choice

Metal braces are the most cost-effective choice when it comes to orthodontic treatment. The costs associated with them are generally much less than other forms of braces, which is especially great for families who may have multiple children needing braces.

Downsides of Metal Braces

While metal braces offer faster treatment time and savings, there are also a few negative features to consider before deciding on metal braces.

Permanent Fixtures

Unlike other orthodontic treatments that utilize a removable tray, metal braces are not able to be removed until your treatment is finished. The brackets and wires can only be removed or replaced by a professional.

Mild Discomfort

Metal braces may cause mild aching or tooth pain when they are first applied and when any orthodontic work is done during your treatment process. The discomfort is usually easily handled with over-the-counter pain medication and subsides within a day.

Not Aesthetically Pleasing

Metal braces are highly visible and can make some self-conscious during treatment. Many people do not like the idea of metal braces, especially those who work in a public relations profession. While there is the option of clear or white metal braces, they are still more noticeable than the clear trays other treatment types offer.

How Can Haney Orthodontics Help You Improve Your Smile?

At Haney Orthodontics, we care about each of our patients. We take our time to discuss your individual wants and needs to decide a treatment plan with you, not for you. We will work with you to determine not only the most effective type of orthodontics for you but also keep in mind your budget and family's needs.

We are proud to serve the San Anselmo, San Rafael, and Marin County communities for their orthodontic needs and enjoy getting to know each of our patients personally. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed during your entire treatment process.

Dr. Haney is a Board Certified Orthodontist and stays up to date on the latest technological advances and treatment options. He is dedicated to giving his patients the best possible care and making sure they are satisfied with their results.

Contact Your San Anselmo Orthodontist

At Haney Orthodontics, we offer both adult and pediatric orthodontics so the whole family can have a beautiful smile! If you are looking for braces for yourself or your child, contact us to schedule your consultation today!