Metal Braces in Birmingham

For many people, having crooked teeth is a real issue. Not only does it make them extremely self-conscious about their looks, but it also discourages them from offering their sincerest smile. Fortunately, these people no longer have to suffer a “smile-less” life. With the best and most reliable metal braces Birmingham has to offer, it is finally possible to take the first step towards achieving a bright and perfect smile. 

At Orthodontics For You, we offer highly effective orthodontic solutions for a wide range of teeth alignment problems. We can provide you with the guidance you need to help you make an informed decision and achieve the results you have always wanted!


Metal Braces: What You Need to Know 

When it comes to braces, there are now lots of options to choose from. From traditional braces to lingual braces, the wide availability of these orthodontic solutions certainly makes it easier for the people of Birmingham to find a treatment option that will meet their specific needs. 

Braces work by exerting gentle yet constant pressure on your teeth for a specific period. The shape of your jaw then adapts to this pressure to help straighten the teeth. 

Despite the availability of different types of braces nowadays, metal braces remain a popular option for treating overcrowding, misalignment and other orthodontic issues. Not only are they more affordable, but they also provide the orthodontists here at Orthodontics For You with the precise control they need to move and straighten your teeth in small increments, thereby producing better results.

The Treatment Process 

When fitting your metal braces, your Birmingham orthodontic specialist will prepare your teeth by adding bonding “glue” so they can attach the metal brackets to the surface of the teeth. After setting the bond, an archwire will be placed through the braces using small elastic bands. 

Fitting traditional braces is quite a straightforward process and it only takes a few hours. Furthermore, it is not painful although you may experience a little soreness during the first week as you adjust to wearing your new metal braces.


Why Choose Metal Braces? 

The advancements in braces technology have precipitated the emergence of different braces that can help you achieve that perfect smile. But despite there being lots of options to choose from, many patients still rely on the “good old” metal braces. There are several reasons behind this.


They are more effective at fixing serious orthodontic issues

Traditional braces are more conspicuous and less attractive than Invisalign or ceramic braces. However, our team at Orthodontics For You (and other orthodontic experts) still regard traditional braces to be the most effective way of fixing severe orthodontic problems for our patients in Birmingham. They can help correct a wide range of issues, such as: 

  • Overcrowding
  • Misalignment
  • Underbites and overbites
  • Crossbites
  • Protruding teeth
  • Spacing


They look better than ever

Unlike the old-fashioned braces, today’s metal braces are less likely to give you a “metal mouth” appearance. This is because they are thinner and more visually appealing than their predecessors. In addition, traditional braces now have lots of colour options for their brackets and elastics.


They are less expensive

If you are looking to minimise the cost of your orthodontic care, traditional braces may be the way to go. They are more affordable than ceramic or clear braces, providing you with considerable savings. And, with our flexible payment plans, you are sure to obtain the orthodontic solutions you need at a very reasonable price.


They last a long time

Metal braces are also known for their durability. Incredibly strong, traditional braces are designed to last throughout your course of treatment. Because they are often made of steel and/or titanium, you can be sure that they will be able to easily withstand everyday wear and tear and thus serve their purpose for a very long time.


They produce quick results

As traditional braces are quite effective at solving serious orthodontic problems, they can produce quicker results. Most patients wear these braces for up to three years, but some see the benefits of straighter teeth in as little as one year. The fact that you cannot remove or misplace these braces adds to their effectiveness.


They promote excellent oral health

Similar to other teeth straightening methods, metal braces can protect you from potential injuries and chronic conditions. Because they are easier to brush, straighter teeth can help you avoid tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease.



Traditional braces are an excellent solution for a wide range of orthodontic problems. And, due to the many benefits they offer, they are certainly well worth the investment.

At Orthodontics For You, we believe that high-quality orthodontic care should be accessible to all. As such, we offer various payment options, including interest-free payments, to make it easier for our patients to manage the cost of their treatment. 

If you are planning to have metal braces fitted in Birmingham, we can offer you payment plans that will suit your needs and budget. For example, rather than paying the fees upfront, you can spread the cost of our orthodontic work over the course of your treatment. In this way, it will be easier for you to make the necessary payments. 

If you have any questions about our treatment plans and payment options, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Orthodontics For You.


Get the Kind of Smile You’ve Always Wanted 

Traditional braces have always been an effective and reliable solution for a wide range of orthodontic problems. Thanks to the advances in braces technology, patients no longer have to worry about having a “metal mouth”. Today’s braces are thinner and more attractive than their previous incarnations, making them less conspicuous. 

If you require metal or traditional braces, our team at Orthodontics For You will be only too happy to help. We can offer you the orthodontic treatment you need at a reasonable price so you can finally have the kind of smile you have always wanted. 

If you have any questions about our services, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can send your enquiries via our contact details below or by completing the form on this page. 


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