Salt Lake Family Dental

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Traditional Metal Braces

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No matter who you are, it is likely that you are interested in a straight, bright white smile. Here at Salt Lake Family Dental in Murray, Utah, we offer traditional metal braces to all patients seeking to align their smiles. Metal braces are most common in teenagers, but adults can also qualify for metal braces. This method has been proven effective over and over again. Metal braces can reshape and enhance the overall appearance of your smile. 


Traditional metal braces are made to improve the alignment of your smile, but they also work to correct many other issues. Some of these include: 

  • Correct and close gaps between your teeth 
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Corrects overcrowding


Traditional Braces Procedure


Traditional metal braces consist of metal brackets that are bonded onto the surface of each tooth. Each bracket is made to clip onto part of a wire. The wire is U-shaped and fits along the centerline of the patient's mouth. The wire pulls on each tooth, moving it into a straighter alignment. Over time, all teeth will be brought into the desired position. 


For the archwire to work correctly by pulling the teeth into a straighter alignment, it needs to be adjusted frequently. Throughout the process, you will need to visit the dentist to tighten your wires. Tightening the wire allows for the process to continue working and keeps your teeth in place instead of allowing them to return to their original position. 


Benefits of Traditional Braces

  • Traditional metal braces are strong and durable. They are proven effective. It is a process you know you can trust. 
  • Metal braces can fix more than just alignment issues. 
  • Metal braces are cemented onto your teeth, making it extremely difficult to break them and impossible to lose them. 
  • Traditional braces are completely affordable for all patients!


Here at Salt Lake Family Dental, we are excited to offer traditional metal braces to all patients looking to align their teeth. If you have any questions about traditional braces and how they can specifically benefit you, please give us a call today or come into our dental office in Murray, Utah.