Tried, True, & Timeless
Metal braces are the most recognizable and popular treatment plan - you could even call them the face of modern orthodontics.
With a system of metal brackets, wires, and elastics with custom colors from Delplanche Orthodontics, metal braces are fun and reliable, and they get the job done.
3M Mini Metal Braces
We want our patients to have a great experience with braces, that is why we have chosen the specific brackets we use. They are smaller, less irritating to wear and easier to clean. This means less discomfort for you.
Our brackets allow Dr. Delplanche to have control over straightening your teeth in precise movements with gentle predictable forces. Our goal is to finish your orthodontic goals on time so that you can get back to doing the things that make you smile.
Not Your Mother's Braces
Traditional braces have long been called bulky and obvious — but this reputation couldn’t be further from the truth.
Your mom might have had horror stories about braces, but you’ll only have success stories!
How Do Metal Braces Work?
During your first visit with Dr. Delplanche at our Beaverton or Lake Oswego offices, we’ll take x-rays and pictures of your teeth to develop a 3D image of your mouth. After determining your unique needs, the team at Delplanche Orthodontics will develop a personalized treatment plan that works just for your smile goals.
Next, Dr. Delplanche will carefully attach a bracket to each of your teeth with special orthodontic glue - don’t worry, it is 100% safe! Then you’re ready for the connective wire that aligns your teeth over time.
By creating bends in this wire during your regular appointments in the Delplanche Orthodontics office, your smile will naturally shift into gear so you can cruise around Beaverton or Lake Oswego with a grin you’re proud of. This entire process is called remodeling, and it gets the job done.
How Long is the Treatment Process?
Almost every patient that steps through our doors asks Dr. Delplanche one thing: “How long will treatment take to correct my smile?” Because everyone has a unique set of smile needs, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Some patients have more severe cases that require longer treatment times; some patients with mild cases may require shorter treatment schedules. Treatment with metal braces is different for every single person.
Although there is no definitive answer to how long your treatment will last, patients spend an average of 18 to 22 months in their metal braces from Delplanche Orthodontics. Some lucky patients undergo treatment for only six months! Other patients with several dental issues, however, can wear braces for over three years.
Even though treatment times may vary, you may begin to see results in as little as a few months. No matter how long the process takes for your smile, the end goal is sure to be worth it. Dr. Delplanche is an expert in crafting healthier, happier smiles that last a lifetime.
Metal Braces at Delplanche Orthodontics
Delplanche Orthodontics uses metal braces made of high-grade stainless steel that is durable enough to withstand the test of time. One reason these braces are so popular is that they are smaller and more comfortable than ever before.
They’re the most popular braces for children and teenagers and different colored ligature ties let you customize your look. We can even change your colors at each appointment!