Metal braces are not just for children. Teens and adults also enjoy straighter smiles and more confidence after braces treatment. The residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and the surrounding communities in Atlanta, Georgia can now come to Smile Envy Dental Group for braces and other dental needs.
What Are Metal Braces?
Metal braces are made from high-grade surgical stainless steel. Braces are attached to the teeth with steel brackets that are connected with metal wires. The tension on the wires and brackets slowly shift your teeth. Rubber bands or elastics hold the wire in place. Patients can choose from a variety of colors of elastics, which are changed at each appointment.
Benefits of Metal Braces
Metal braces are the most common type of braces used today. Affordable and durable, these braces are used for a variety of patients. Metal braces also can be adjusted with a shorter timeline than other types of orthodontic procedures. Smaller and thinner than braces in the past, you will quickly adapt to having your braces.
Recovery from Metal Braces
While getting metal braces will not hurt, expect soreness in your mouth and teeth for about a week. You will quickly adapt to the feeling of having braces. If you experience areas of repeated discomfort, notify Dr. Lofters at your next appointment so he can adjust your braces accordingly.
How Much Do Metal Braces Cost?
The cost of metal braces will vary based on your needs. Braces may be covered by your dental insurance. We will work with you to determine your benefits coverage and what you may owe for your treatment. Smile Envy Dental Group offers to finance through CareCredit® as well as other payment options.
Are Metal Braces Right for Me?
If you are looking to restore your smile, improve the function of your teeth, or correct dental issues, metal braces may be right for you. Braces are not just for teens and children. More and more adults are choosing braces to improve their smiles. Metal braces are very robust and some patients have a shorter overall treatment length than with other types of orthodontic care.
Why Choose Smile Envy Dental Group?
Dr. David Lofters has been helping patients smile bigger and brighter for over a decade. He has a doctorate in Dental Surgery and is certified in orthodontics. With a focus on education, our team diligently makes sure that all of your questions are answered. We stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and tools available to give our patients the best care available. Our team can handle all of your dental needs and coordinate effective, timely care. You will feel right at home in our professional, modern office.
What to Expect During Your Metal Braces Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Lofters will discuss your goals and needs. He will answer any questions you have about metal braces and choose the best treatment plan. He may take impressions or X-rays if needed. If you have X-rays that are less than six months old from another dentist, you can bring those with you.
Whether you are correcting problematic teeth or adjusting your smile for a more confident appearance, metal braces can be a great choice for the residents of Atlanta and surrounding areas of Georgia. We encourage you to contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Lofters at Smile Envy Dental Group to discuss your options.