Metal Braces | Kansas City & Sedalia

Change Your Smile for Good

Although many new variations of dental alignment technologies have cropped up over the years, metal braces at Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics still reign as the most effective smile solution.

Dr. Kavanaugh and our expert team of smile specialists are ready to change your smile for good — and with time-tested metal braces, you can expect a straighter smile with lasting results.

Don’t Underestimate on Metal Braces

When considering your smile treatment options, your first notion may be to ditch metal braces in exchange for the latest and greatest gadgets on the market.

However, with metal braces, you’ll see your teeth move into place more quickly than non-metal alternatives — especially if you have moderate to more complex orthodontic issues.

So if you're on the fence about metal braces and their ability to correctly align your teeth, keep reading to learn what you need to know about the time-tested effectiveness of metal braces.

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How Metal Braces Work Their Magic

Dr. Kavanaugh will attach your metal braces to the front of your teeth to gently nudge your smile into its correct alignment. Over the course of your treatment, each tooth will gradually move into place, creating a straighter, more balanced smile.

Unlike the bones in your body, your teeth have the unique ability to shift ever so slightly when exposed to outside pressure. That’s where the metal brackets and archwire come in to create a steady force that moves your teeth into their correct alignment.

Let’s take a closer look at how Dr. Kavanaugh uses metal braces to gently put your smile back in order:

The Components & What They Do

To understand the effectiveness of metal braces, we must first break down the technology into its three individual components: brackets, archwires, and ligature ties.

  • Brackets: First, Dr. Kavanaugh will attach the stainless steel brackets to each of your teeth using a strong, safe adhesive.
  • Archwire: Then, he’ll thread the archwire through each bracket. The brackets hold the archwire in place as the wire applies its gentle, smile-straightening force.
  • Ties: Next, Dr. Kavanaugh will place ligature ties over each bracket to secure the archwire in place. Choose different color ties to match your personality or a special occasion.

From here, you’ll schedule follow-up appointments with Dr. Kavanaugh to adjust your archwire and progressively straighten your teeth over time.

Unlike clear aligners and other removable orthodontic appliances, metal braces will provide consistent pressure over the entire course of your treatment — whether you’re playing sports, sleeping, conversing with friends, or eating a delicious meal.

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Find Your Smile

With Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics

Whether you've battled a crooked smile your entire life or desperately need someone to address your dental-related issues, Dr. Kavanaugh is here to help.

Our helpful team at Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics is ready and waiting to serve your unique needs by providing insight and treatment options during your initial consultation —
and ultimately giving you a custom-tailored approach to your dental issues.

Don’t hide your smile! Give us a call to schedule your free consultation today.