Metal Braces | Owensboro

Powerful Treatment for Every Smile

Metal braces are still the most popular treatment option at Danzer Orthodontics. Their power, flexibility, and reliability mean they remain among the most trusted options in Dr. Danzer’s toolkit.

Owensboro patients will be excited to learn that we use traditional metal braces as well as self-ligating braces, a cutting-edge treatment that’s even faster in most cases.

Self-Ligating Braces — What Are They?

While traditional metal braces use elastic bands to secure the archwire to the brackets, with self-ligating braces, there’s no need for that.

Since each bracket has a powerful built-in slide mechanism, the wire can do its job more efficiently. That’s how they get their name. To ligate means to tie off or secure, so the brackets are self-ligating.

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Benefits of Metal Braces

Both traditional and self-ligating metal braces have a lot to offer. After all, they’ve remained the most popular, reliable treatment available for all these years.

Proven Effectiveness

Traditional braces have been used for many years and have a proven track record of successfully treating various orthodontic issues such as crowding, bite problems, or misalignment.

Strength & Durability

The stainless steel brackets and wires used in metal braces are exceptionally durable and can withstand the forces required to shift teeth into alignment. This makes them a durable and long-lasting option.

Reliable Alignment

Metal braces use brackets and archwires to guide your teeth into their optimal positions. This allows for precise and controlled tooth movement, ensuring that your bite and smile are functional and attractive.

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Metal braces are versatile and can address a wide range of dental concerns. They’re also suitable for children, teens, and adults seeking orthodontic treatment.

Predictable Results

With metal braces, Dr. Danzer can predict and plan the course of treatment with high accuracy. This predictability allows for more precise treatment planning and reliable outcomes.

Cost-Effective Treatment

Traditional braces are often more budget-friendly than some other orthodontic options, making them an excellent choice for those looking for an effective treatment that fits their budget.

Faster Treatment Times

Metal braces can sometimes provide your desired results faster than other alternatives. Dr. Danzer will assess your needs and determine how long your treatment will take.

Great for All Ages

Metal braces are suitable for people of all ages who want a beautiful, confident smile.

Benefits of Self-
Ligating Braces

While both options are great at straightening your smile, self-ligating braces offer some advantages that are unique to them.

Faster Treatment

Self-ligating braces eliminate the need for elastic or metal ties. This means your teeth move more freely.

The bottom line? You’ll get faster treatment times compared to conventional braces.

More Comfort

Self-ligating braces reduce the pressure and discomfort often associated with traditional braces. No elastic ties means you need fewer adjustments, so you can expect less soreness after appointments.

The smooth contours of the brackets are also softer on your lips and cheeks, so you get a more comfortable experience while they work.

Easy Cleaning

Self-ligating braces are easier to clean since there aren’t any elastic ties to trap and hide food particles.

Fewer Appointments

Since self-ligating brackets work even more efficiently than traditional braces, you’ll need fewer appointments overall, and the appointments you do have will go that much faster.

Traditional vs. Self-Ligating

Which Braces Are Right for You?

Deciding between traditional and self-ligating braces is an important step in your orthodontic journey. At Danzer Orthodontics, we aim to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Are You Looking for Customization?

Traditional braces allow you to customize the colors of the bands, adding a touch of personality to your smile. If you love the idea of showing off your favorite colors, traditional braces are the way to go.

What's Your Pain Tolerance?

Traditional braces may cause some initial discomfort that requires a period of adjustment. Self-ligating brace tend to be more comfortable from the start. If comfort is a top priority, you might lean towards self-ligating braces.

How Often Can You Visit the Office?

Self-ligating braces need fewer adjustments, meaning fewer trips to our Owensboro office. If your schedule is packed, consider opting for self-ligating braces.

Are You on a Budget?

Traditional braces are often less expensive than their self-ligating counterparts. If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution and are comfortable with more frequent adjustments, traditional braces might be your best bet.

Do You Have Complex Orthodontic Needs?

Both traditional and self-ligating braces are effective for a variety of cases, but certain complex issues may be better addressed with traditional braces. Dr. Danzer will discuss your specific needs during your consultation.

The Doctor Is In

It may seem intimidating to try and choose between these two options, but don’t worry! Dr. Danzer is an expert with your best interests in mind, and he can work closely with you to figure out which option works best for you.

Consultations at our Owensboro office are always free of charge, so you have nothing to lose! Give us a call today to unlock the smile you deserve.