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Burlington & Hillsborough Braces

Strong & Reliable

Traditional braces have stood the test of time, and they’re probably the most recognizable symbol of treatment at Mack Orthodontics.

Dr. Mack uses these reliable appliances to fix all kinds of oral issues for our patients in Burlington and Hillsborough.

Benefits of Metal Braces

Metal braces can be an excellent option for a beautiful, healthy smile. As an orthodontist at Mack Orthodontics, Dr. Mack is here to highlight the fantastic benefits of metal braces that can make your orthodontic journey smooth and successful.

Effective & Versatile

Metal braces are time-tested and have a proven track record of effectively correcting many orthodontic issues. Whether you have crowded teeth, gaps, misaligned bites, or complex dental problems, metal braces can address them all. That means you can get a more functional and confident smile.

Durable & Reliable

Metal braces are made from high-quality stainless steel, which makes them incredibly durable and reliable throughout your treatment journey. They can withstand daily wear and tear, ensuring your teeth are guided into their correct positions uninterrupted.

Fun With Colors

Who said braces couldn't be fun? Metal braces offer a variety of colored bands that let you express your personality and style. Choose from various colors to add a splash of fun and creativity to your smile during your orthodontic journey.

Better Oral Hygiene

Metal braces are effective and allow for easy oral hygiene maintenance. Dr. Mack will provide simple and practical tips to keep your braces and teeth clean, helping you maintain healthy gums and teeth throughout your treatment.


One of the most significant advantages of metal braces is their affordability. Metal braces are an excellent choice for cost-effective orthodontic treatment. They offer exceptional value for their effectiveness and versatility, making them accessible to a broader range of patients.

Faster Results

Due to their design and the controlled pressure they apply to your teeth, metal braces often deliver faster results than other orthodontic options. If you follow Dr. Mack's guidelines, you may see significant improvements in your smile in a shorter amount of time.

Expert Monitoring

You can count on Dr. Mack's expertise and attentive care throughout your treatment with metal braces. During your visits, he'll make adjustments to ensure your braces work to guide your teeth into their desired positions.

Confidence in Your Progress

As your teeth gradually move into alignment, you'll be able to witness the positive changes in your smile. The progress you see throughout your treatment will boost your confidence and remind you that your dream smile is within reach.

Metal Braces FAQ

Metal braces

What Are Braces
Made of?


The brackets are durable and made from a mix of stainless steel, nickel, and other metals.

Brackets have little hooks or doors where a wire is threaded. A bracket can be secured by closing the door, or by placing an elastic over the top of the wire.


This is what Dr. Mack will use to attach the brackets to your teeth. It’s common to attach the bracket directly to the tooth with glue.


This thin piece of metal runs from one bracket to another. Dr. Mack will change the shape and curvature of the wire to move your teeth in the right direction.

The wire will attach all of your bottom or upper teeth together in many cases. We might occasionally cut the wire if connecting just a few teeth is better for your treatment plan.


If you need bite correction, elastics are essential. They’re generally strung between an upper bracket hook and a lower bracket hook. This will pull the upper jaw backward to correct an overbite, or the lower jaw back to correct an underbite.

We may use rubber bands for many different situations, especially when we want to put extra pressure on the teeth or jaws.

Orthodontic Bands

These are stainless steel rings that are cemented to your teeth using dental bonding agents. These bands can provide an anchor for your braces and orthodontic appliances, but they’re not used for everyone.

Elastic Ties/O-Rings/Ligatures/Colors

These tiny rubber rings or bands are used to attach the archwire to the brackets. They’re less rigid than spacers and come in dozens of colors.


These small elastic “donuts” or rings can be used to create space in between your teeth when needed, typically before bands are placed. They’re also referred to as separators.