Conventional metal braces are brackets made of stainless steel which are fixed to the teeth’s external surface. An arch wire runs through the brackets and is held in place by elastic bands. These bands can exert pressure on the teeth and gradually, drift the teeth into their new position.
Metal braces are the cheapest, most durable and most effective in treating badly misaligned teeth. They are clearly visible on the teeth. You may be self-conscious when you smile. The metal wires and braces may trap food particles and hurt your gums during the initial adjustment phase.