Building Better Smiles for 100 Years

Metal braces are still the most popular treatment at Smiles For Colorado Orthodontics. Dr. Terry and the team have built better smiles in Colorado Springs for decades with metal braces, and you’ll love what they can do for you.

Straighten Your Teeth the Classic Way

Metal braces are a tried and true method to straighten and correct your smile. Composed of high-quality stainless steel brackets and wires, metal braces guide your teeth into their ideal positions over time.

With their durability and effectiveness, Dr. Terry has used metal braces to help countless Colorado Springs patients unlock stunning smiles.

The Building Blocks of a Beautiful Smile

Metal braces come in three main parts:

  • Stainless Steel Brackets: These small, strong brackets attach to the front surface of your teeth with special dental adhesive. They anchor the wires that gently move your teeth into the desired position.
  • Archwires: The archwires thread through the brackets and act as the main force behind your tooth movement. As Dr. Terry adjusts and tightens the archwires, your teeth shift into the perfect positions over time.
  • Elastics: These bands go around the brackets and can be customized to suit your style. You can choose or change your favorite colors at each appointment for a fresh, vibrant look.
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How Metal Braces Work

Metal braces apply gentle and continuous pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into proper alignment.

Here's how it works:

  • Orthodontic Evaluation: Dr. Terry will assess your teeth and develop a personalized treatment plan during your consultation at Smiles for Colorado.
  • Bracket Placement: Once your treatment plan is established, Dr. Terry will bond the brackets to the front surface of your teeth using dental adhesive. Each bracket is perfectly placed to stimulate your smile.
  • Archwire Placement: Dr. Terry threads the archwire through the brackets once the brackets are in place. The archwire guides your teeth into alignment by exerting gentle pressure.
  • Adjustments and Progress: Throughout your treatment, you'll visit Smiles for Colorado from time to time to have your metal braces adjusted. Dr. Terry will tighten or replace the archwire as needed to continue the progress toward your perfect smile.

Benefits of Braces

Check out some of these awesome benefits you can expect from metal braces at Smiles for Colorado Orthodontics. You’ll get:

Effective Results

Metal braces have a long-standing reputation for delivering awesome results. They can correct various orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, misaligned bites, and more.


Metal braces are built to last. Crafted from high-quality stainless steel, they can withstand the pressures of orthodontic treatment, meaning they work perfectly from start to finish.


Metal braces are highly customizable. Dr. Terry will tailor your treatment plan to address your needs and build your perfect smile.

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Metal braces are often more affordable compared to other orthodontic options. They provide an accessible solution for Colorado Springs patients seeking superior smiles within a budget.

Options to Suit Your Style

When it comes to metal braces, you have several options to choose from. Here are the different types of metal braces available:

Traditional Metal Braces

These are the classic metal braces that most people are familiar with. They consist of high-quality stainless steel brackets and wires. Traditional metal braces are highly effective and can handle even complex orthodontic cases.

Mini Metal Braces

Mini metal braces are similar to traditional metal braces but feature smaller brackets. These brackets are less noticeable and are fantastic for those who desire a more discreet look.

Gold Braces

If you want to add a touch of elegance to your smile, gold-plated braces might be the perfect choice. These braces feature brackets with a thin layer of gold, providing a unique and stylish appearance.

Colored Elastic Bands

Show off your style and have fun with your braces by opting for colored elastic bands. These bands go around the brackets and can be customized to suit your preferences. You can choose or change your favorite colors at each appointment for a fresh, vibrant look.


Discover Your Smile Solution

Metal braces may be the ideal orthodontic treatment if you:

  • Have complex dental issues: Metal braces are great for all kinds of issues, including severe crowding, significant spacing, and more complex bite problems. If you have more challenging dental issues, metal braces can provide the comprehensive treatment necessary for perfect results.
  • Value affordability: Metal braces are often more cost-effective than other orthodontic treatments. If you're looking for an affordable solution that doesn't compromise on effectiveness, metal braces can be a great fit for you.
  • Aren’t concerned about visibility: While metal braces aren’t as discreet as other options, they have a proven track record of delivering excellent results. Metal braces can be an excellent choice if you're not concerned with the look of braces.
  • Want a tried and tested treatment: Metal braces have been used for decades and have helped millions achieve straighter smiles. If you prefer a treatment with a long history of success and reliability, metal braces are a reliable option.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Terry at Smiles for Colorado to see if metal braces are right for you. She can assess your unique smile, discuss your goals, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to you.

Ready to Begin Your Journey to a Beautiful Smile?

At Smiles for Colorado, we're dedicated to helping you find the smile of your dreams. Our team is here to guide you every step of the way, and we’re passionate about what we do.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and discover how metal braces can transform your smile. It's time to embrace the journey to a confident and radiant smile with Smiles for Colorado!