Metal Braces in Raymore, MO, Are Classic
Speed Braces – Why Metal Braces in Raymore Makes More Sense than Ever!
If you had to wear traditional metal braces yourself as a kid, you probably remember dealing with annoying o-shaped rubber bands called “ligatures” that always seemed to pop off at the worst possible times. The bands also tended to gunk up with food as well, making it tough to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. Today’s kids are much luckier because those days are gone.
Today’s metal speed braces are small, sleek and jewel-like. You’ll sometimes hear them referred to as “tie-free braces.” Ligation simply means “to bind,” so we also refer to speed braces as “self-ligating brackets.” This remarkable technology allows the braces’ archwire to slide back and forth freely using a “door” to secure it. Goodbye railroad tracks, erratic rubber bands, and painful, poking metal tie wires!
At Burleson Orthodontics, we use In-Ovation self-ligating brackets for our child and teen patients who choose metal braces in Raymore. These advanced metal or clear ceramic twin brackets use a special built-in clip. Specific kinds of archwire apply pressure to activate this clip, which then delivers just the right amount of pressure to each tooth. Because of the precisely designed tooth movement, you’ll notice fast, highly-targeted results.
Take a look at the image to the left. See the round archwire in the bracket’s rectangular slot with the clip resting outside of it? That’s the way it looks early in treatment.
Later on, similar to the image to the right, we’ll apply a regular archwire that seats more firmly in the slot and engages the clip more accurately.
Luckily, you don’t need to remember these details! Leave the “how” to the experts at Burleson Orthodontics. With our advanced metal braces in Raymore, you will need fewer orthodontic adjustments, leaving more time to do the activities you enjoy.
Ready for a free initial consultation for Raymore metal braces? Give our orthodontic office a call at 816.759.0123 to set up an appointment, request an appointment online, or simply reach out via our online contact form.