Metal Braces in Excelsior Springs, MO
Speed Braces – Why Metal Makes More Sense than Ever!
If you had to wear traditional metal braces growing up, you probably remember dealing with annoying o-shaped rubber bands called “ligatures” that popped off at the worst possible times. Food also easily got stuck in the brackets and wires, making it tough to clean your teeth and gums. Thank heavens those days are gone. At Burleson Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer cutting-edge metal speed braces in Excelsior Springs, MO.
Today’s metal speed braces are small, sleek, and jewel-like. Many people refer to them as “tie-free braces” or “self-ligating braces,” meaning they bind themselves. This revolutionary technology allows the braces’ arch wire to slide back and forth freely using a “door” to secure it in place. Goodbye railroad tracks, erratic rubber bands, and painful metal tie wires!
At Burleson Orthodontics, we use In-Ovation self-ligating brackets. These advanced metal or clear ceramic twin brackets use a special built-in clip. Specific kinds of arch wire apply pressure to activate this clip, which then delivers an exact amount of pressure to each tooth. Because of that, you’ll notice fast, highly-targeted results.
In the image on the left, you’ll see the round arch wire in the bracket’s rectangular slot with the clip resting outside of it – this how it looks early in treatment.
The image to the right is how the bracket will look later in treatment, when a regular arch wire that seats more firmly in the slot and engages the clip more accurately will be placed.
Using this advanced technology, you can look forward to a happy, healthy smile in less time! With metal speed braces in Excelsior Springs, MO, you will need fewer orthodontic adjustments, which leaves you more time to do the things you enjoy.