Metal Braces

Metal Braces Dentists Wayland Coopersville Mi

If you have an uneven bite, we might recommend metal braces to correct it.

Metal braces use wires and brackets to slowly move teeth into an optimal position over time.

Traditional orthodontics, such as metal braces, is still one of the most common and effective ways for teens and adults alike to correct crooked teeth and resolve problems with bite alignment.

Please contact us today if you would like to learn more about metal braces.

Why Get Braces?

Many patients are curious about how metal braces compare to clear aligners such as Invisalign®. If clear aligner treatment is available, why get metal braces? It turns out there are plenty of reasons!

For younger patients, metal braces are recommended over Invisalign because they’re mostly foolproof, as long as you keep up with your oral hygiene. Many children and teens lack the discipline that’s needed to make a treatment such as Invisalign work.

Braces are also ideal for older patients with serious bite issues that can’t be corrected with clear aligners alone. If left untreated, a misaligned bite can lead to other oral health problems and can cause headaches, jaw and neck pain, and more. Braces are better-equipped than Invisalign to handle cases where the bite needs considerable realignment.

Metal braces tend to be a more affordable option than clear aligners, allowing patients of all budgets to obtain straighter teeth. Treatment can take anywhere from one to two years, although 16-18 months is the average length of time. It is important to brush and floss your teeth regularly with braces to ensure that stains won’t develop during treatment.

Ready to Learn More?

Dr. Scott Robinson is not a licensed specialist in orthodontics but can refer you to a specialist if needed. To make an appointment with our dentists in Wayland and Coopersville, MI, give Robinson Dental a call at (269) 509-4155 for Wayland, (269) 792-0144 for Wayland Family Dental, and (616) 384-4129 for Coopersville.