Wiewiora & Dunn Orthodontics Offers Metal Braces for Children, Teens & Adults

Wiewiora & Dunn offers metal dental braces for teens and adults. Consisting of standard metal brackets, they are one of the most commonly used tools to correct various orthodontic issues – including crooked teeth, crowding, gaps and issues with the bite. The brackets are placed on the teeth with an adhesive and connected with a special wire. They are tightened periodically, producing a steady pressure to gradually move teeth into the proper alignment.

Traditional braces are more effective at treating extreme overcrowding than other options – such as clear braces or Invisalign aligners – and are less expensive. They give us the control to move the teeth in small increments at a time. With current advances in materials and construction, traditional braces are now smaller, sleeker and more comfortable than ever before.

The components of Metal braces

  • Bands that encircle the tooth
  • Brackets attached to the bands to hold wires in place
  • Wires that are adjusted to apply pressure to the teeth
  • Elastics that attach to hooks on the brackets
  • Headgear and other complementary devices used in conjunction with braces

Although patients may have a preference for a specific type of braces or aligner, Dr. Wiewiora or Dr. Dunn will recommend the type that is best for your specific need, based upon your diagnosis and treatment plan.

A woman smiles happily with metal braces on her increasingly straight teeth.

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Wiewiora & Dunn Orthodontics Does Digital Impressions

Traditional impressions can be unpleasant and uncomfortable but at Wiewiora & Dunn Orthodontics, we have an iTero® Element™ scanner that can take digital impression of the mouth without the mess. In addition to being a more pleasant and comfortable experience, digital impressions are more accurate and precise than the traditional ones. Our practice is continually striving to provide our patients with the latest technology and advancements in orthodontics. This is why we utilize iTero® digital impressions.