Metal braces

Metal braces made for you

Metal braces at Orthodontics Exclusively aren’t your grandma’s braces! Modern braces have come a long way and work quickly and effectively to give you a straighter smile.

Each set of braces is customized in our Oklahoma City or Norman office to treat patients of all ages.

Oklahoma City & Norman braces

At Orthodontics Exclusively, we’re proud to offer the latest braces technology to our patients of all ages in Oklahoma City, Norman, and surrounding areas. Metal braces are strong and affordable, making them the top treatment for orthodontic patients year after year.

Metal braces have had a reputation for being awkward and obvious. But, because of modern orthodontics, you’ll benefit from versions that are smaller, less conspicuous, and more comfortable than ever before.

Customized metal braces

Since we customize your metal braces specifically for your smile, metal braces can work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other treatments. This speed can potentially shorten your treatment time at Orthodontics Exclusively.

Get your customized braces fabricated in our in-house lab. We create the perfect braces for each individual according to their condition and lifestyle. Your braces will fit comfortably and naturally—and who doesn’t want that?

What are braces made of?

  • Brackets

    The brackets our team uses are durable and made from a mix of stainless steel, nickel, and other metals. Brackets have little hooks or doors where a wire is threaded. We can secure a bracket by closing the door or placing an elastic over the top of the wire.

  • Glue

    This is what we will use to attach the brackets to your teeth. It’s common to attach the bracket directly to the tooth with glue.

  • Wire

    This thin piece of metal runs from one bracket to another. We’ll change the wire's shape and curvature to move your teeth in the right direction. The wire will often attach all of your bottom or upper teeth together. We might occasionally cut the wire if connecting just a few teeth is better for your treatment plan.

  • Elastics

    If you need bite correction, elastics are essential. They’re generally strung between an upper bracket hook and a lower bracket hook to pull your upper jaw backward to correct an overbite, or the lower jaw back to correct an underbite.

  • Spacers

    We use these tiny elastic “donuts” or rings to create space between your teeth when needed, typically before we place your bands. People also refer to them as "separators".

  • Orthodontic bands

    We cement these stainless steel rings to your teeth using dental bonding agents. These bands anchor your braces and orthodontic appliances, but we don’t always use them for everyone.

  • Elastic ties / O-rings / ligatures / colors

    These tiny rubber rings or bands attach the archwire to the brackets. Elastics are less rigid than spacers, and you can get them in dozens of colors.