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Metal Braces

As your premier orthodontic team serving the areas in and around Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, and Bremerton, WA, we at Lingenbrink Orthodontics are here to offer some of the latest in state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the most efficient and convenient orthodontic treatment possible. We’re proud to offer a wide range of advanced treatments, but we’re just as proud to provide you with one of the classics as well – metal braces! There’s a reason why this has been such a trusted form of orthodontics over the years and we’d like to share with you why.


Why You Should Consider Metal Braces


Metal braces provide an efficiency that’s unmatched by other orthodontic treatments. These braces can treat complicated problems like extreme overcrowding much more effectively than options like ceramic braces or Invisalign. In other situations, metal braces can sometimes be the only treatment that can even correct the problem! While metal braces may be more noticeable than other treatments, such as ceramic braces, lingual braces, and
Invisalign, modern metal braces are much smaller and more aesthetically appealing than braces of the past. You’ll also be able to choose different colors for your elastics, giving it a cool and unique look.

Taking Care of Your Braces

Being fitted with metal braces means that you’ll have to make a few extra changes in your lifestyle to accommodate your orthodontics. To make sure that this orthodontic treatment is as effective as possible, you’ll want to do the following:

  • Avoid foods that can be harmful to your braces – When you’re wearing braces, you’ll need to stay away from certain types of foods – namely, hard foods and sticky foods. Hard foods can be problematic for braces because they can potentially break the brackets or wires of your braces when you consume them. Sticky foods can sometimes get stuck in your braces and tug on your brackets and wires, loosening them or even pulling them off completely.

  • Brush and floss regularly – For most people, brushing twice a day is sufficient. However, with braces, you’ll want to brush four times a day – after each meal and before you go to bed. The reason for this is because braces have tiny nooks and crannies where food particles can get trapped and cause tooth decay over time. In order to prevent this, you’ll want to consistently brush and floss. If you have a harder time with flossing, we may recommend a tool to help you, such as a floss threader or an interdental toothbrush.

  • Visit your orthodontist and dentist as needed – Even after you have your braces put on, you’ll still need to go see your orthodontist every several weeks for adjustments and to make sure that the treatment is going as planned. Making it to these appointments is important; if you skip out on them, it may cause your treatment to take longer. Also, you’ll need to continue with your regular visits to the dentist during your orthodontic treatment as well. Your dentist will give your teeth the necessary cleaning and checkup that they require.

Contact Your Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, and Bremerton, WA Orthodontist!


Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns relating to our metal braces treatment. If you’re interested in metal braces or any of our other treatments and you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, we urge you to fill out our online appointment request form. We hope to hear from you soon!



Lingenbrink Orthodontics

  • Bremerton/Silverdale Office - 55 N.E. Fairgrounds Rd., Suite 100, Bremerton, WA 98311 Phone: (360) 692-4811
  • Port Orchard/Belfair Office - 1890 Pottery Ave., Port Orchard, WA 98366 Phone: (360) 895-9099
  • Gig Harbor Office - 4700 Point Fosdick Dr. N.W., Suite 204, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Phone: (253) 851-8890

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