The Reliable Way to Straighten Smiles

At Skyblue Orthodontics, we're dedicated to helping you get the smile you deserve using metal braces. Dr. Barnes and her skilled team offer braces as your path to a lifetime of healthy, aligned teeth and the self-assured smile you've always wanted.

All About Metal Braces

This time-tested orthodontic solution can transform your smile and boost your confidence. At Skyblue Orthodontics, you can choose metal braces to give you a beautifully aligned smile.

Metal braces are known for their strength and effectiveness, but modern metal braces are more comfortable than in years past, giving you a better experience as you straighten your smile. Dr. Barnes can assess your needs and create a personalized treatment plan to give you a beautiful, healthy smile.

What to Expect With Traditional Braces

They use constant force to gently shift your teeth and can effectively correct nearly any oral issues you encounter. Here's how they work:

Bracket & Wire System

Metal braces are small, sturdy stainless steel brackets attached to your teeth. These brackets act as anchors for the orthodontic treatment. A flexible and bendable metal wire, called the archwire, connects these brackets.

Controlled Pressure

The archwire exerts a gentle yet consistent pressure on your teeth. This pressure is carefully calibrated to move your teeth gradually and coax them into their desired positions. As a result, your teeth will shift and align over time, creating a more harmonious and functional bite.

Regular Adjustments

Getting a straight smile requires teamwork. Periodic adjustments by Dr. Barnes ensure that your treatment progresses smoothly. During these appointments, we may replace the archwire or adjust it to continue guiding your teeth toward their optimal alignment.

Addressing Oral Issues

One of the best features of metal braces is their versatility. They can effectively correct most orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.

No matter how complex your dental situation is, Dr. Barnes can customize metal braces to suit your needs.

Guided Movement

Metal braces work by capitalizing on the natural process of bone remodeling. As pressure is applied to your teeth, bone cells break down and rebuild around your teeth. This allows your teeth to shift into new positions while maintaining a healthy and solid foundation.

Compliance & Care

While metal braces do much of the heavy lifting, your active participation is essential for success. Following Dr. Barnes' instructions regarding oral hygiene, dietary restrictions, and wearing elastics (if prescribed) will ensure your treatment stays on track.

Gradual Transformation

As the treatment progresses, you'll notice changes in your smile. Your teeth will gradually shift into better alignment, and you'll see the results of your commitment to the process.

The Big Smile Reveal

Once your treatment plan is complete, the moment you've been waiting for arrives. Dr. Barnes will remove your metal braces, revealing your stunning new smile that radiates confidence and joy. All of your hard work and patience pay off when you see your dazzling new smile.

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The Benefits of Traditional Braces

Braces have been a reliable and popular orthodontic choice for decades, transforming smiles and boosting self-confidence. At Skyblue Orthodontics, we're proud to offer this effective solution for getting beautifully aligned teeth. Here are the key benefits of metal braces:

Proven Effectiveness

Traditional braces have a long history of successfully treating many orthodontic issues. Metal braces can deliver remarkable results if you're dealing with crowding, misalignment, bite problems, or more complex cases.


One of the standout advantages of metal braces is their versatility. They can address a variety of dental concerns, making them suitable for children, teens, and adults seeking orthodontic treatment.

Reliable Alignment

Metal braces use a combination of brackets and archwires to guide your teeth into their optimal positions. This gives us precise and controlled tooth movement, ensuring that your bite and smile are functional and attractive.

Strong & Durable

The stainless steel brackets and wires we use are exceptionally durable. They can withstand the forces required to shift teeth into alignment, making them a durable and long-lasting option.

Predictable Results

With metal braces, Dr. Barnes can predict and plan the course of treatment with high accuracy. This predictability allows for more precise treatment planning and reliable outcomes.

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Traditional braces are often more budget-friendly than some other orthodontic options. If you want an effective treatment that fits your budget, they can be an excellent choice.

Faster Treatment Times

Metal braces can sometimes provide your desired results faster than other alternatives. Your orthodontist will assess your needs and determine how long your treatment will take.

Great for All Ages

Patients of all ages can benefit from braces, from children to adults. No matter when you embark on your orthodontic journey, Dr. Barnes can help you get the smile you want.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get a Straighter Smile With Metal Braces

At Skyblue Orthodontics, we know that a confident smile can impact your life. With the guidance of Dr. Barnes and our skilled team, you can start your orthodontic journey.

Schedule your free consultation to learn more about the benefits of metal braces and how they can align your smile.