Metal Braces

Metal Braces Bixby Knolls, CA

Braces are the best way to achieve the straight smile you have always wanted, and traditional metal braces are still a great option if you are interested in orthodontic treatment. Dentist of Bixby Knolls provides braces of all sorts, including metal braces, to patients in North Long Beach and Bixby Knolls.

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What Are Traditional Metal Braces?

These are the type of braces that have been in use for decades, but with modern updates. They are created from titanium and involve attaching brackets to your teeth with a non-toxic adhesive and connecting them with wires and elastics.

Why Would I Need or Want Traditional Metal Braces Instead of One of the Newer Options?

There are many reasons metal braces might be the best option for you or your child. The newer types of braces, such as Invisalign® clear aligners, cannot correct every orthodontic problem and are not an option for children too young to comply with the requirements. Price differences are sometimes also a reason to select metal braces over other options.

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Do Traditional Metal Braces Have Advantages Over Other Kinds?

Traditional metal braces can correct a wider range of orthodontic issues and straighten teeth faster than other options. It is easy to personalize the color of the brackets and elastics with metal braces. They are also less expensive than other options.

Are Traditional Metal Braces Likely to Break or Develop Problems?

No! Traditional metal braces are the most durable type of braces. They are made from titanium, one of the strongest metals known, and we use only high-quality, USA-sourced titanium in our braces.

What’s the Process for
Getting Traditional Metal Braces?

The initial placement process requires two appointments in our Bixby Knolls office. The first appointment will be a consultation in which you will have x-rays and an examination, then speak with your provider about the best option for you and what the cost will be.

The second appointment will be when you get the braces themselves. Your teeth will be cleaned and then prepared for the placement of the brackets. The provider will then attach the brackets to your teeth and connect them with the wires and elastics.

After these two initial appointments, you will need to periodically return to have your metal braces examined and adjusted until your treatment is completed.

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How Much Do Traditional Metal Braces Cost in Bixby Knolls?

The cost of traditional metal braces varies widely depending on what issues you need to have corrected, how long the treatment will take, what portion of the treatment will be covered by your insurance, and other factors such as other treatments needed in conjunction with your braces.

At Dentist of Bixby Knolls, we recognize that braces are a significant investment in your teeth even with good dental insurance and that is why we offer several payment plans and financing options to help you get the care you need.

Are You Ready To Get the Smile You Have Been Dreaming About?

Make an appointment at Dentist of Bixby Knolls by calling (562) 287-5175 today!