Metal Braces | Carmel

Get a Broader, Healthier Smile

One of our most widely used orthodontic treatments, modern metal braces and self-ligating braces at Emerick Orthodontics offer a state-of-the-art, lightweight option for reaching your smile goals.

Trusted, Time-Tested Care

For decades, orthodontists have trusted metal braces to straighten teeth and correct a variety of orthodontic problems that come between you and a healthy, more beautiful smile, including:

  • Crowding
  • Crooked teeth
  • Uneven spacing
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

Modern braces at Emerick Orthodontics are ideal for you and all our patients of all ages and needs. Using brackets and an archwire, braces can reliably shift your teeth into place and help you feel more confident in the look and feel of your smile.

A straighter smile also helps prevent issues like tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease to give you not just a more beautiful grin — but a healthier one as well.

Metal Braces at Emerick Orthodontics

You’ll begin your smile journey with a free consultation at our Carmel office so Dr. Emerick and our expert smile team can get to know you and your unique needs.

We’ll take X-rays and other images of your teeth to create a completely personalized treatment plan just for your smile. Dr. Emerick will then place your braces, and you’ll need to come in roughly once a month to have adjustments made.

At the end of your orthodontic treatment, we’ll remove your braces to reveal your healthy, beautiful new smile.

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Self-Ligating Metal Braces

At Emerick Orthodontics, we offer self-ligating metal braces to help you and all our patients get a broader, healthier smile more quickly and comfortably.

Damon braces is an innovative, self-ligating braces system that uses a patented slide mechanism to hold the archwire to the bracket and allow the wire to move more freely.

The shape-memory wire allows your teeth to shift more quickly than with traditional braces. This state-of-the-art wire also reduces the number of adjustments needed, so you’ll enjoy fewer appointments throughout your treatment.

Not only does the Damon system reduce friction to give you a more comfortable smile journey — but because the system doesn’t use elastic ligatures on each bracket to hold the wire in place, cleaning your braces during treatment is easier and less stressful.

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The Superior Smile Difference

Not only will you enjoy a straighter smile, but our self-ligating system can also improve your overall facial profile by broadening your smile and reducing the dark triangles — or spaces — at your mouth’s corner.

Here are some of the other benefits you can expect from self-ligating braces:

Improved Comfort

Elastic ligatures used in traditional braces create more friction and require more frequent adjustments.

Self-ligating braces use a passive, self-ligating system to allow your teeth more freedom of movement — and to give you amazing results with gentler forces and a more comfortable overall treatment.

High-Quality Results

Your smile is an important part of your personality. Self-ligating braces at Emerick Orthodontics offer the best, high-quality results to help make your smile shine.

By giving you a broader, more natural smile arc, self-ligating braces treatment will ensure the curve of your teeth follows the curve of your lower lip to give you a more natural smile and youthful appearance.

Faster Treatment

Of course, how long your treatment will last depends on your unique smile needs. But more efficient teeth movement and fewer appointments with our braces result in an overall quicker treatment time compared to traditional braces.

Improved Bite Function

With self-ligating metal braces, you not only get a straighter, healthier smile — aligning your teeth properly also helps your jaws to function properly and can protect against wear caused by improper bite and long-term problems such as TMJ disorder.

Fewer Appointments

Self-ligating metal braces help you better manage your busy schedule. By using self-ligating brackets and archwires with shape-memory technology, our braces can more efficiently guide your teeth into place with fewer adjustments than traditional braces require.

Start Your Smile Journey Today

At Emerick Orthodontics, Dr. Emerick and our expert team have the knowledge and experience to make sure your smile journey is quick, painless, and effective.

To start your journey to a straighter, healthier smile, schedule a free consultation today using our form below or by calling our Carmel office at (317) 660-5552.

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