Metal braces

Knoxville and Maryville residents have numerous options to choose from for orthodontic care, and metal braces from Owens Orthodontics are one of the most reliable methods. Traditional metal braces have been used in orthodontic treatment for decades because they are one of the most effective and affordable ways to align teeth.

Our traditional braces comprise three parts:

  • Brackets: Stainless steel brackets fused to the teeth with specialized dental cement.
  • Archwire: Thin wire connecting each bracket that applies pressure that pulls teeth into place.
  • Ligature elastic: Small ties or bands that fasten the archwires to the brackets. You can customize your rubber bands with your choice of color.

Are metal braces the right choice for you?

The experts at Owens Orthodontics can work with you to determine if treatment is necessary and which method best fits your situation. Traditional metal braces are a popular choice among Maryville patients, and Dr. Owens uses them to treat people of all ages — even adults.

Metal braces may be the right choice for your situation because they are a versatile treatment method. We implement metal braces to treat crooked teeth, close gaps and adjust underbites. Patients also choose traditional braces because they are more affordable than other methods and can last the entire treatment cycle. What’s more, patients can customize their metal braces with colored elastics that speak to their style.

Our metal braces treatment plans

Owens Orthodontics’ expert — Dr. Mark Owens — works with patients of all ages to develop unique treatment plans to resolve various alignment issues. Our team will work with you closely to determine the best approach for your situation.

For children, our orthodontist assesses each situation over time to see how growth changes their mouths before determining if braces are necessary. We’ll apply the appropriate treatment and provide all the information you need for effective at-home care.

Your treatment will start with a consultation appointment, where our orthodontist will assess your smile and determine your treatment needs. We’ll then schedule a time to install your braces. Most patients wear their braces for 18 to 24 months. Some patients may require additional rubber bands or headgear, depending on the situation.

You’ll come back to the office every few weeks so we can check your progress and tighten your archwires if necessary. You’ll receive a retainer to wear after removing your braces for lasting results.

Cost of traditional braces

Traditional braces are one of the most affordable teeth alignment methods. The total cost of your metal braces will vary based on your treatment plan and the amount of time you need to wear the braces. Your insurance may help to cover the cost in some instances.

Get started with metal braces today

Traditional metal braces can put any patient on the path toward a straighter smile. Owens Orthodontics is Maryville’s trusted source for braces and other orthodontic treatments. We’ll collaborate with you to determine if and when braces are the best solution.

Our process begins with a consultation, so schedule your complimentary consultation online today.