Metal Braces | Cold Lake & St. Paul

Unlock Your Smile's Potential

At Cold Lake & St. Paul Orthodontics, we embrace metal braces. They’ve been used by orthodontists for about a century. Enhanced with the latest orthodontic advancements, Dr. Arora uses metal braces to deliver results for your smile.

Metal Braces in Cold Lake & St. Paul

Cold Lake & St. Paul Orthodontics has modernized the traditional approach to metal braces. How? With advanced technology and techniques.

Many patients find our fittings precise and comfortable. We intend to combine the reliability of classic methods with the efficiency of modern orthodontics.

How Metal Braces Align Your Smile

Metal braces are a time-tested solution to realign teeth at Cold Lake & St. Paul Orthodontics. These braces consist of small metal brackets.

Dr. Arora bonds a bracket to each tooth and connects them with an archwire that applies consistent pressure.

Regular adjustments help keep the correct amount of pressure maintained throughout your treatment. Treatment typically lasts one to three years, depending on your specific needs.

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The Components of Metal Braces

Metal braces comprise several key components, each vital in your orthodontic journey. Let's delve into these components and understand their functions:


Brackets are small, square attachments bonded directly to each tooth's front surface. We make them from of durable metal. They act as the main anchor points for the orthodontic system, holding the wires and elastics that will move your teeth into their positions.


Archwires are thin, metal wires. They pass through each bracket and are the primary force in your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Arora shapes and adjusts the wires. The wires apply consistent, gentle pressure, guiding your teeth toward alignment over time.

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Bands are robust, circular metal rings sometimes placed around the back molars. They provide additional support and stability for the braces, especially in more complex cases. These bands are securely attached to the teeth and serve as an anchor for other parts of the braces.


We use elastics, or rubber bands. Along with brackets and archwires, elastics correct your bite alignment. They also assist in the movement of teeth. They are typically hooked between different points in the braces to apply pressure in specific directions, helping to align the jaw and teeth.

What to Expect From Your
Metal Braces

Your journey to a straighter smile with metal braces at Cold Lake & St. Paul Orthodontics involves several critical stages. Here's what you can expect from start to finish:

Initial Consultation

Your orthodontic adventure begins with an initial Cold Lake & St. Paul Orthodontics consultation. During this visit, Dr. Arora will evaluate your dental and oral health. He will discuss your orthodontic goals. And, he will develop a customized treatment plan for your orthodontic needs.

Braces Installation

Once you and Dr. Arora have agreed on a treatment plan, the next step is the installation of your braces. Our experienced team will carefully bond the brackets to your teeth and attach the archwires. This marks the beginning of your treatment.

Regular Adjustments

You'll visit Cold Lake & St. Paul Orthodontics throughout your treatment. Why? For regular adjustment appointments. These sessions are essential for modifying the tension of the archwires. We must help your teeth continue to move as the doctor intends.

Progress Monitoring

Dr. Arora will closely monitor your progress at each visit. He will make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Your active participation is vital to the success of your treatment. Maintaining good oral hygiene and attending all your scheduled appointments.

Braces Removal

The moment you've been waiting for arrives when your teeth have reached their optimal alignment. Dr. Arora will remove your braces, revealing your new smile.

You'll transition to a retainer to maintain these results. Your braces move your teeth into new positions. Your retainer keeps them that way.

Advantages of Metal Braces

Discover the numerous benefits of choosing metal braces at Cold Lake & St. Paul Orthodontics:

Durability & Reliability

Among many of our patients, metal braces have earned a reputation for strength and resilience. They are intended to last throughout your entire treatment journey. Their robust nature helps them remain effective and maintain their integrity.

Effective for Diverse Needs

Metal braces are suitable for patients of various ages and orthodontic needs. Whether you're a child, teen, or adult, metal braces provide a reliable solution for improving your smile.

Cost-Effective Orthodontic Care

Metal braces are often more budget-friendly than other alternatives when considering orthodontic treatment. They offer a measurable path to an improved smile. Some patients find them the best treatment choice without breaking the bank.

Addressing Complex Cases

Metal braces excel in treating a wide array of orthodontic issues. They can help correct crowded teeth, gaps, and various bite problems. Many patients tell us that metal braces are trustworthy and reliable.

Find Your Fit With Metal Braces

At Cold Lake & St. Paul Orthodontics, we're offer a contemporary approach to metal braces. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Arora and our team to discover what metal braves can do for your smile!