Metal Braces | Gallatin

Trusted Smile Treatment

It's no surprise that metal braces remain a popular choice at Shine Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. Today's braces are sleeker, more efficient, and more comfortable than ever before.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are a trusted solution to straighten teeth and improve smiles. Dr. Mike offers them as a reliable option for patients of all ages at Shine Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. These braces use high-quality stainless steel brackets and wires to gently align your teeth over time.

How Metal Braces Work

Metal braces apply gentle pressure to your teeth, gradually shifting them into their desired positions. They can correct bite issues, misalignment, and enhance your smile. Advances in technology have made modern metal braces more comfortable and efficient.

The Components of Metal Braces

Metal braces consist of several key components, each playing a unique role in the treatment process. Let's explore these parts:


Archwires are thin wires that run through the brackets, applying gentle pressure to guide your teeth into their proper positions.


In some cases, bands or metal rings may be placed around your molars for added support in the orthodontic treatment.


Brackets are small attachments bonded to your teeth, serving as anchors for the wires and elastics used in metal braces.


Elastics, or rubber bands, connect various brackets and bands, helping align your bite and address specific orthodontic concerns.

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What to Expect

Your journey to a straighter smile with metal braces involves several key stages. Let's go through the process step by step:

Initial Consultation

Your orthodontic journey starts with a free consultation at Shine Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. Dr. Mike will assess your oral health, discuss your smile goals, and create a personalized treatment plan.

Braces Installation

Once your treatment plan is ready, it's time to install your braces. Our skilled team will expertly bond the brackets to your teeth and attach the archwires to begin the alignment process.

Regular Adjustments

During your treatment, you'll attend regular adjustment appointments. These visits allow us to fine-tune the pressure applied to your teeth, ensuring they move steadily toward their ideal positions.

Progress Monitoring

Dr. Mike will closely monitor your progress, making any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Your commitment to proper care and follow-up visits is crucial for success.

Braces Removal

When your treatment goals are met, it's time for your braces to come off. You'll unveil your beautifully aligned smile and transition to a retainer to maintain your results.

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Advantages of Metal Braces

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of metal braces:

Effective for All Ages

Metal braces are suitable for patients of all ages, making them a great choice for both kids and adults seeking orthodontic treatment.

Durable & Stain-Resistant

Metal braces are known for their durability and resistance to staining, ensuring they remain in excellent condition during your treatment.

A Cost-Effective Solution

Compared to some other orthodontic options, metal braces offer a cost-effective solution for achieving a straighter smile without compromising on results.

Versatile & Effective

Metal braces are highly versatile and effectively address various orthodontic concerns, including crowded teeth, gaps, and misalignments.

Common Questions About Metal Braces

We want you to feel comfortable with your treatment, so let's answer some common questions:

Get Ready to Shine

Ready to start your journey to a straighter smile? Dr. Mike and our dedicated team at Shine Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics are here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us to schedule your free consultation today!