No More Heavy Metal!
Mini/micro braces rely on the same technology as their larger metal counterparts: Metal brackets are attached to the front of your teeth and metal archwires attached to the brackets move the teeth. The difference is in the size — mini braces are about 30 percent smaller than traditional metal dental braces. They’re also made of a stronger grade of stainless steel than their larger counterparts, so you won’t sacrifice strength for size. Mini braces are substantially less noticeable than traditional metal braces and are easier to keep clean. The smaller size also means less discomfort to the inside of your mouth.
Mini braces are popular with adults and teens alike. Teenagers often choose to change up the ligature ties that go around the brackets every once in a while. This can be done during a routine visit with the dentist or orthodontist. Different colored elastics can be worn to show team spirit or mark holidays. Adults may opt to stick with more subdued silver elastics instead!
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The Tooth Mover • Adult & Child Orthodontics