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our unique metal braces system

There is no brace more comfortable or faster than our unique metal braces system developed in coordination with 3M®. Our system of metal braces are more effective at treating patients with extreme overcrowding, extreme spacing, overbites, underbites, and deepbites than traditional metal braces. Our system is comprised of the 3M Mini-Uni-Twin™ brace, Super Elastic Titanium™ wires, and Alastik™ ties or colors that are latex free.

The 3M Mini-Uni-Twin™ brace is milled from a single piece of stainless steel resulting in smooth, curved features for increased patient comfort. Due to the efficiency and durability of our metal brace system patients are able to go 6-10 weeks between appointments, and less than 1% of braces ever come loose from the tooth. This efficiency and shorter time in treatment results in less expensive and more affordable treatment options for the patient.

How do the Metal Braces go on?

Our unique bonding system to place the braces onto the teeth results in less than 1% of braces ever coming loose. The day you get your braces on, our team will use cheek stretchers (think the game Speak Out™) to keep your lips and cheeks away from your teeth. Next we will use a special tooth shampoo and conditioner to get your teeth super clean. Finally our unique braces system has the brace’s glue built into the base of the brace allowing for fast and easy placement. The total time it takes to get your braces on is less than 30 min!

When to choose Metal Braces?

Our metal braces system is extremely effective at treating patients with extreme overcrowding, extreme spacing, overbites, under bites, and deep bites. This efficiency often results in shorter overall treatment times, 12 – 18 months, and fewer appointments, 8 – 12 appointments. Of course with our unique metal braces system the patient gets to show off their personality by choosing from 26 exciting colors such as Screaming Pink and Radical Red! Our metal braces are also an extremely affordable treatment option.

How to clean and brush Metal Braces?

There is no sense in having an amazing smile that is full of cavities. That is why we take the time to train each patient on proper brushing and oral hygiene the day their braces go on. Each patient is given an oral hygiene kit with special brushes and tools to keep their braces clean throughout treatment. Some of the fun tools our patients use are Platypus™ Orthodontic Flossers for easy flossing with braces, and “Christmas Tree” brushes for getting between braces.

start smiling

Schedule your free braces consultation with Dr. Knapp to begin your journey to a beautiful smile and healthy bite. We’ll cover all your options, go into detail of the advantages and disadvantages of metal braces, discuss total time in treatment, and most importantly answer all your questions about getting your perfect smile.

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