Metal Braces

See How Easily You Can Have A Great Smile

Traditional braces / metal braces include using metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word “braces.”  Modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable.

These brackets are made of stainless steel and are very small and comfortable. This is the most traditional form of braces and all ages of our patients can wear them.  The most common treatment, metal braces braces are typically the least expensive.  For fun, patients can choose different color bands to be used.

Metal braces are very useful at correcting overcrowded teeth.  The orthodontist is able to move the teeth in small increments at a time by adjusting and tightening the braces.  With traditional braces, the maintenance is fairly easy which is why they are a good choice for teens and young adults.


Taking Care Of Metal Braces

Here are some useful tips for those who have metal braces.


Eat Healthy Foods That Are Braces Friendly


To avoid damage to braces, there are many foods to avoid such as chewy foods, candy and hard foods.  Cut your food into small pieces as it can get stuck into your braces.  Eat: soups, pudding, oatmeal, yogurt, mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, rice and gravy, rice and beans, gumbo, burritos, pancakes, steamed vegetables, bananas, tomatoes, avocados, ripe mangos, smoothies, pasta, rice, ravioli, lasagna, spaghetti, sushi and fish.

Maintain Healthy Dental Hygiene Habits


Brush and floss your teeth regularly at least twice a day to keep your teeth strong and braces clean.  The dentist may recommend a special tooth brush to use to throughly clean your braces.

Keep Your Sonrisas Dental Center Appointments


Dr. Cruz and Dr. Farina will make adjustments to your braces throughout so it is important to stay up to date on your check ups.  You will also be able to ask any questions regarding your ongoing treatment.  Make sure you keep regular contact with Sonrisas Dental Center.

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