Metal braces are the most common type of braces for orthodontic patients…keeping it classic. Today’s metal braces are much smaller, flatter, and more comfortable than in the past. Patients of all ages choose metal braces to help them achieve straight, beautiful smiles, and you get to choose from a plethora of colors! Traditional metal braces are made of high quality stainless steel or titanium and are made up of three parts: brackets, archwire, and elastic ligatures that hold the wire in place. Clear or Ceramic Braces are transparent braces paired with normal wires. SO, Why do people choose traditional braces? Traditional metal braces are still the most popular, quickest, and most cost-effective orthodontic treatment available and Dr. Stang can help you determine which treatment is best for your individual case. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about how braces can enhance your smile!