Traditional Metal Braces

Achieving a straighter smile is possible at any age with James River Orthodontics. We provide traditional metal braces for patients in Henrico County and Richmond, Virginia. Traditional metal braces use time-tested technology that has made a difference in millions of lives. 

Schedule your first visit with James River Orthodontics to see if metal braces are right for you. 

How Do Metal Braces Work?

Traditional metal braces straighten teeth by gradually pulling them into a uniform position. 

Braces consist of metal brackets, wires and elastic bands. The wires run through the brackets, which attach to the front of the teeth. The elastic bands hold the wires in place and apply constant tension to move each tooth into position.

The healthiest and most beautiful smiles start with great beginnings!

Who's a Good Fit for Traditional Braces?

Metal braces are one of the most versatile orthodontic treatments, making them a viable option for patients of all ages with various misalignments. At James River Orthodontics, we use traditional metal braces to treat everything from crowding and crooked teeth to overbites, underbites, crossbites and more. Our orthodontists will work closely with you to understand your situation and determine if metal braces are the best way forward. 

Benefits of Traditional Metal Braces?

If you’re considering straightening your teeth, traditional metal braces are a great choice. You’ll see amazing results — traditional braces can transform your smile, helping you feel more confident every day. Plus, the process is fast, affordable and noninvasive. Metal braces work in one to three years without expensive surgeries or specialized devices. Ultimately, you’ll enjoy a straighter smile and greater oral hygiene.

We provide this growth monitoring service for children as a courtesy, at no cost to you.

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Caring for Metal Braces

You’ll see the best results from your braces if you follow a few easy guidelines. Our doctors ensure you have all the information you need to make the most of your time with braces. 

We recommend avoiding sticky candies, nuts, popcorn, peanut butter and other foods that can get stuck in your braces or damage the wires. It’s important to brush and floss multiple times a day to remove any food and plaque. Come see us as soon as possible if your wires pop out or break. 

How Much Do Metal Braces Cost? 

Braces are popular for being one of the most affordable orthodontic treatments. Ultimately, the cost of braces varies from patient to patient, depending on the treatment plan.

Your dental insurance may cover some or all of the cost. James River Orthodontics will work with you to ensure your receive the most affordable treatment for your situation. 

Why Choose James River Orthodontics?

James River Orthodontics is a premier traditional braces provider serving patients in Richmond and Henrico County, Virginia. Our orthodontists — Dr. Scarborough and Dr. Loflin — are two of the most renowned in the area. Our team cares about connecting with every patient and ensuring results that last.

As a bonus, we donate to Richmond-based organizations for every new patient, culminating in more than $372,500 since 2011. 

Our team is ready to help you see amazing results with traditional metal braces, so schedule your free exam with James River Orthodontics today! 

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