Traditional braces can provide treatment for a wide range of orthodontic problems, including bad bites, crooked or crowded teeth & misalignment. Braces consist of metal brackets that are attached to the teeth & fitted with an arched wire that gently shifts your teeth into the desired position. Having straight teeth doesn’t just mean a beautiful smile; a normal bite reduces the potential for tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, poor speech or chewing & jaw problems. Thanks to advances in orthodontic materials, treatment times for traditional braces are shorter than in the past. Traditional metal braces are often the least expensive option for achieving a straight & healthy smile!