Modern Metal Braces

Metal braces are still the most popular treatment option at Summit Orthodontics — and for good reason.

Patients in and around Charlotte and Jackson love how dependable, affordable, and comfortable modern braces have become.

Understanding the Parts of Metal Braces

Metal braces include several important components, each serving a distinct role in the orthodontic treatment process. Let's take a closer look at these critical elements:


Brackets are small, square-shaped attachments securely bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Their primary function is to act as anchors for the wires and elastics used in metal braces.


Archwires are thin, flexible wires that thread through the brackets. These wires apply consistent pressure to your teeth, guiding them into their desired positions throughout the course of treatment.


In certain cases, Dr. B may place bands — also referred to as metal rings — around your molars. These bands provide additional support and leverage, anchoring the entire orthodontic system effectively.


Elastics, commonly known as rubber bands, play a vital role in your orthodontic treatment. They connect various brackets and bands, assisting in aligning your bite and addressing specific orthodontic concerns by applying targeted pressure.

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If you’re ready for a happy, healthy smile from a team you can trust, get started with a free consultation today.

Whether you’re in Jackson, Charlotte, or somewhere in between, Dr. B and the Summit Orthodontics team are here for you and your family.