We use two types of metal brace. The first uses small elastic rings to hold the wire in place and so allows different colours to be selected each time the braces are adjusted something our teenage patients love!
These braces have many advantages and are easy to use and remove. The disadvantage is that they are as aesthetically pleasing as other techniques
Occasionally we use metal braces that don’t need elastics to hold the wire.
These have even lower friction and are thought to produce more rapid tooth movement; however patients are not able to choose different colours.