Metal braces are still by far the most popular choice to straighten teeth. Metal braces are the least costly, they straighten teeth in the shortest time, and are able to correct more complex issues than other types of braces. They also aren’t as uncomfortable as they used to be. Today’s metal brackets are made of high quality stainless steel, are comfortably smooth, and are much smaller than old-fashioned metal brackets. Often even adults would rather save the time and money while achieving straight teeth in the shortest possible time. Metal braces also remove the responsibility of wearing them the required time since there isn’t any choice.
Metal braces consist of the brackets which will be glued to your teeth and an archwire that is attached to each bracket with small elastics. The archwire is what will be adjusted every 4 to 6 weeks in order to move your teeth.
While the economy and possibly shorter treatment time, along with the ability to treat more complex orthodontic cases make Arrowhead metal braces the most popular, the drawbacks include the fact that they can be uncomfortable, especially in the beginning, until the inside of your lips and cheeks toughen up. Your dentist will supply you with dental wax that can be helpful if a particular area is being irritated.