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Metal Braces for Teeth: Straighten Your Smile Effectively

What Are Metal / Metal Dental Braces

Metal braces, also known as metal dental braces, are a type of orthodontic treatment used to straighten crooked teeth and correct various types of bite problems. They consist of brackets, wires, and bands made from high-grade stainless-metal materials that work together to gradually shift the position of your teeth over time. This type of braces is the most common and traditional option for orthodontic treatment and has been used for decades to help people achieve a straighter smile.

Metal Braces

How Do They Work

The main components of metal braces are brackets, arch wires, and elastic bands. The brackets are attached to each tooth using a special adhesive, while the arch wire runs through them and connects them together. The wires are responsible for applying gentle pressure on the teeth, which helps move them into their desired positions. The elastic bands, also known as ligatures, hold the arch wire in place and provide additional support to help guide the teeth towards their correct alignment.

Understanding Toothsmith Metal Braces Treatment Process

We prioritize understanding and clarity throughout your orthodontic experience, ensuring you’re informed and comfortable at every step.

Consultation and Assessment

Your metal braces journey starts with a thorough consultation and assessment. Our skilled dentists will evaluate your dental condition, discuss your treatment goals, and tailor a personalized plan to achieve the optimal alignment for your teeth.

Placement of Metal / Metal Dental Braces

Experience a seamless placement of metal braces at Toothsmith. Our orthodontic experts carefully affix metal brackets to your teeth, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit. The integration of high-quality wires initiates the alignment process, guiding your teeth towards a beautifully straight smile.

Adjustment and Maintenance

Regular adjustments and maintenance play a vital role in your metal braces treatment. Our dedicated orthodontic team schedules periodic check-ups to fine-tune the braces, making necessary adjustments for effective alignment. This ensures steady progress and helps you achieve the desired results efficiently.

Treatment Duration and Follow-Up

Curious about how long your metal braces journey will last? Our dentists will provide a personalized estimate based on your unique orthodontic needs. Once the treatment is complete, we’ll guide you through the necessary follow-up care, including potential retainer usage, to maintain your beautifully aligned smile.

Is Metal Braces Treatment Right for You

Metal braces are a highly effective and popular option for straightening teeth, but they may not be the right choice for everyone. Factors such as age, severity of dental issues, and personal preferences may influence whether metal braces are suitable for an individual’s orthodontic treatment. During your consultation, our dentist will discuss all available options with you and help determine if metal braces are the best choice for achieving your desired results.


Here are some of the benefits of choosing metal/metal braces:

  • Affordable option compared to other orthodontic treatments
  • Highly effective in correcting various bite problems and crooked teeth
  • Durable and long-lasting, with proper maintenance
  • Customizable, allowing for personalization with different coloured elastic bands
  • Suitable for patients of all ages

Testimonials From Our Patients

  • Avatar Kris Kang ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I stopped smoking recently and decided to get rid of the unsightly tobacco stains on my teeth.
    My search on social media led me to Toothsmith and the positive reviews I saw helped me decide to go with them.
    To be honest, I am not a big
    … More fan of visiting the dentist. Imagine my huge relief when Dr Shaun put me at ease almost immediately. He was calm, patient and thorough during the process. I am 100% satisfied with the results and will continue with Toothsmith for all my dental needs.
  • Avatar Raman Kaushik ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Highly impressed by Dr. consultation. Doctor was very patient, understanding and took time to explain things and possible conditions. I just had some pain near my wisdom tooth and thought I might have to get it extracted, however Doctor … More explained that it is not a wisdom tooth pain and I Dont need a surgery. His explanation just made a lot of sense and it came as a surprise because the other Dentist outlets pushed me to have a surgery when it is not even needed.Appreciate the honesty and transparency by the Doctor. Kudos to you.
  • Avatar JSherman ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Wonderful and extremely pleasant experience with Dr Shaun and his very friendly and professional staff! I had a filling replaced and Dr Shaun was both attentive and meticulous. He even took the trouble and effort to explain the possible … More future repercussion of the replacement filling due to its position. Thank you once again to Dr Shaun and his staff! 🙂
  • Avatar Ah Kun ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    My wife and I have this running joke every since she asked me the following question on my appointment day:-Her: wa why you ironing your shirt? (ie. why dress so nice)Me: coz I'm seeing Dr Shaun today 😊-----------------Her: wa new … More jeans ah?Me: coz going to see Dr Shaun ☺️-----------------All jokes aside. Thanks dr shaun. Very good technical skills. Altho I shifted house but still coming back on regular basis to this outlet.
  • Avatar Mae Nova ★★★★★ a year ago
    Absolutely amazing dentists and service
  • Avatar Larry Tan ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Just had a scaling/cleaning session done yesterday by Dr Shaun and I must say he is hands down one of the best dentist I've met in so many years of dental experience. He was patient, clear and precise in his explanations of what he … More was doing and also his recommendations of what I needed done in future. I was due for another session today but unfortunately something came up and couldn't make the appointment but I will definitely be back here for my next treatment. Thank you for your professionalism Doctor!
  • Avatar Joel Low ★★★★★ a year ago
    Moved houses a year back but have been returning nonetheless for my regular cleaning.
    Friendly staff, professional demeanor, not pushy with their treatments.
    Only issue can be a slight wait time even with appointment (esp if your appointment
    … More is at the end of the day and patients in the day snowball).
    Give it a try! (or not because my wait time will get longer 😂)
  • Avatar Yew Yong ★★★★★ a year ago
    Have been frequenting Toothsmith for the past 3 years and they have been exceptional with service and professionalism. I just had my Wisdom Tooth Extraction done and it was a pretty seamless, painless experience. Thank you and keep up the … More great service!
  • Avatar Seet Matthew ★★★★★ a year ago
    Decided to visit the clinic for scaling and polishing based on the reviews I've seen, and managed to convince my elderly mum who hasn't been to the dentist for years to do the same.
    We were attended to by the same dentist, Dr.
    … More Shaun Ng Rui, who was extremely professional and friendly. Despite knowing that we were on CHAS subsidies, the personnel at the clinic showed zero prejudice towards us. Dr. Shaun was even kind enough to offer my mum some discounts as she was very reluctant to spend money on certain procedures.
    After returning home, my mum experienced severe pain due to the misunderstanding of some instructions, as well as her reluctance to extract a second tooth (which Dr. Shaun had earlier advised her to extract). We returned to the clinic at about 9pm, and again, she was served by Dr. Shaun and the staff with the same courteous and friendly demeanor (even though they were about to close). Dr. Shaun and his assistant then very patiently explained to my mum and me the reasons why she was experiencing pain. Although not obligated to do so, Dr. Shaun, upon sensing my mum's reluctance to extract the infected tooth, made the decision to extract the tooth and prescribe stronger painkillers for free.
    Then, almost an hour after we returned home, the clinic once again called to advise us regarding the use of the medication.
    All in all, it was a superb experience and I have no regrets taking my mum and myself there for dental care. Would highly recommend it to everyone! Thank you Dr. Shaun and team!
  • Avatar Luke Hewitt ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I will recommend this place for wisdom teeth removal. The doctor is skilful and gentle. Clinic feels clean and modern too.
  • Avatar Md Abdul Halim ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Good time management. Waiting time was brief and treatment was done efficiently.
  • Avatar Danica Kohl ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The staff are friendly and polite. A happy clinic to visit each time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, metal braces are noticeable due to their metal brackets and wires. However, advancements in orthodontics have made them smaller and less obtrusive than before, offering a more comfortable and discreet treatment experience.

Initially, there might be some discomfort or soreness as your mouth adjusts to the braces. This discomfort typically subsides within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers and orthodontic wax can help alleviate any sore spots or irritation caused by the braces.

The duration of treatment with metal braces varies based on individual needs and the severity of misalignment. On average, the treatment can last anywhere from 18 to 36 months. Your dentist will provide a more accurate estimate after an initial evaluation.

While you may need to make some dietary adjustments to avoid damaging the braces, most foods can still be enjoyed. It’s recommended to avoid hard, sticky, or excessively crunchy foods that could potentially damage the braces or get stuck.

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