Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces used to straighten and align your teeth. Today’s metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel, which are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive than in the past.
Metal wires are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth through brackets. These wires are tightened over time, applying gentle pressure to the teeth which encourages them to move into a straighter position.
The time taken depends upon how much movement of your teeth is required. Your specialist dentist will be able to advise you following an initial consultation.