Metal braces are the most common and widely used form of braces. Thought of as the most traditional method of braces, metal-based systems have become more efficient in recent years, and use smaller and less invasive brackets than ever before.
Metal braces consist of a metal bracket that is adhered to each individual tooth, and are then connected by a wire which will be tightened in a way that will adjust each tooth gradually into it's proper place. Your orthodontist will make adjustments to the wire each month that will help move the teeth into position.
The wire is held into place by small rubber bands, which come in a variety of colors, and allow the patient to be as bold or as subdued as they'd like. They are the perfect braces option for kids and teens and are an affordable option for most treatment plans.