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Metal Braces—Powell, OH

The Most Reliable Way to Straighten Teeth

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In many people’s minds, straightening the teeth is purely a cosmetic treatment. While getting a perfectly aligned smile can certainly improve someone’s appearance, it also has a number of significant health benefits. When the teeth are spaced correctly, there are fewer tiny, hard to reach areas for plaque to become trapped and create cavities. Orthodontic treatment can also dramatically improve the function of the jaw, making it easier for someone to eat, speak, and even breathe! If you or your child have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, the most trusted way to correct them is still traditional metal braces in Powell, and now, you can get them from certified experts right here at Shirck Orthodontics.

The Basics of Braces

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Metal braces are able to move the teeth into their proper positions by applying a small amount of force to them. This is done by attaching a specially bent wire along each row of teeth, and these are held in place using small metal brackets that are bonded to each tooth. The wire is shaped by your orthodontist in Powell to move the teeth along a specific path, eventually lining them up to create a beautiful, functional smile. Thankfully, while braces still work the same way they have for decades, they have gotten a significant cosmetic makeover that gives them a more subtle appearance.

Braces Can Be Used to Fix All of the Following Issues:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Overbite
  • Under bite
  • Cross bite
  • TMJ issues (chronic pain in the jaw joint)

Why Traditional Braces Are Still Great

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At Shirck Orthodontics, we can provide a wide variety of treatments beyond traditional metal braces, but that doesn’t mean they should be forgotten! Metal braces still offer a number of advantages you just won’t get with other treatments:

  • Durability: Modern-day braces are primarily made of stainless steel. This makes them extremely strong and resistant to damage, which is why they are so often recommended for child patients.
  • Reliability: The reason metal braces have been used so often for so many years is simple: they work! If you’re looking to get a straighter smile or better bite, great results are all but guaranteed with metal braces.
  • Effective: There are certain complex orthodontic issues, such as severe overbites, under bites, and cross bites, that can only be handled by metal braces.

Getting Metal Braces at Shirck Orthodontics

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Whether for yourself or your child, getting started with metal braces is nice and easy at Shirck Orthodontics. Your initial consultation will be 100% FREE, and at this appointment, we’ll examine you or your child’s mouth and let you know if braces would be the best solution for your smile. If they are, we can begin discussing the particular details of your treatment plan, such as how long the braces will take and what they will cost (we can also discuss how we can use your insurance and financing options to make them more affordable). And, if time allows, we can actually put braces on someone’s teeth the same day as their consultation so they can begin their journey to a straighter smile right away!

After someone gets metal braces, it is just a matter of time before they see a perfectly straight set of teeth in the mirror. To learn more about them or schedule your FREE consultation, give us a call today.

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