Traditional Metal Braces

With state-of-the-art dental technology and countless advances in the orthodontic industry, traditional metal braces are more comfortable and affordable than ever. MINT dentistry offers a wide variety of orthodontic treatments to cater to the needs of our many patients to help them obtain the beautiful smile they long for. Conventional braces offer unique customizations that aren't always possible with other orthodontic options. Many of our patients prefer metal braces because it allows them to show off their personality by choosing different colored elastic bands. This is an especially fun feature for young adults and teens who are attending their favorite sports games because they can express their team spirit. To learn more about traditional metal braces, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dental professional.

Traditional metal braces are a great choice for both adults and children. Our conventional braces are made of high-grade stainless-steel arch wires and brackets that are strategically placed to gently move your teeth into optimal position. They are an ideal choice for patients with jaw alignment issues, crowded or gapped teeth, under or over-bites, and protruding smiles. We also use top-quality elastics that are simple to apply and don't break easily. During your consultation, we will discuss your orthodontic treatment options and help you select the method that fits your needs and goals.

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I am one year into having braces and the Mint Ortho team have been amazing.

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First time getting an cleaning with braces. Dr. Martin did an great job!! Front desk Tifney was so helpful n nice!!

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Shout out to Cris and Dr. Goldstein for an excellent visit. They made me feel comfortable and we decided ton switch from braces to invisalign. So excited

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We are on vacation from MN and my sons braces wire popped off and was digging in to his cheek. We stopped in just to get some wax and they offered to clip his wire on the spot and take care of him. They even went above and beyond to send him home with a care package. The office is amazing and gives an inviting feeling. The staff was generous and sweet. We need a Mint Dentistry in MN.

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After your initial exam, a personalized treatment plan will be developed by a MINT dentistry professional for your specific needs. On the day of your appointment, you will be asked to settle into one of our relaxing treatment chairs in one of our well-equipped treatment rooms. After slipping on a set of our Beats headphones and a pair of our MINT sunglasses, your teeth will be prepared and cleaned before we place your metal braces. Once we have applied the bonding agent to your teeth, your metal brackets will be carefully placed. Once the brackets are all in place and set, we will thread the arch wires through. You will then be able to choose your desired elastic band color(s). The tiny bands keep the arch wires attached to the metal brackets. Typically, the application process moves fairly quickly and patients often experience no pain. You will need to return to our office about once a month for adjustments and progress exams.

Metal braces can make cleaning and flossing your teeth more challenging. However, proper oral hygiene is essential to your orthodontic treatment. Before you leave our office with your new braces, our team will educate you on how to best clean your teeth and provide you with helpful tips. As a general rule, we recommend that you brush and floss your teeth after every meal. Keeping all your orthodontic appointments and regular dental cleanings will also help to ensure optimal results. Typically, most patients wear braces for 1 – 2 years, but your treatment time will ultimately depend on the severity of your case. After your treatment is over, we will remove the braces from your teeth and fit you for a retainer to help keep your teeth in their new position. A MINT dentistry professional will help you select the right retainer for your new smile.

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Compared to other orthodontic treatments, traditional metal braces are typically less expensive. During your consultation, we will go over your treatment options and cost estimates, so you can choose the method that best fits your needs, goals, and budget. If you have dental insurance, our skilled support staff will contact your provider to understand your coverage and determine your personal costs. If you don't have insurance, MINT dentistry accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.

In recent years, there have been many advances in dental and orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Traditional metal braces still remain one of our most popular treatments at MINT dentistry. Contact your nearest MINT dentistry location to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified doctors and learn more about traditional metal braces and other orthodontic options.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.