Traditional metal braces are the most well-known orthodontic treatment, and are now more comfortable than ever. Our braces are made of high-quality stainless steel and utilize metal brackets and arch wires to straighten your teeth. Metal braces afford you the opportunity of adding colorful elastics for a personalized and fun smile.

Why choose braces?
Metal braces are an affordable and effective choice for children, teens, and adults. They work by constantly applying pressure to shift the teeth into a straighter and healthier formation.

How do braces work?
Braces are comprised of metal brackets and arch wires. The brackets are bonded to the front of your teeth and hold the arch wires that move your teeth into their proper formation. Our orthodontist can attach springs to the arch wires to push, pull, or alter the spacing between your teeth. We may also attach elastics (rubber bands) to link your upper and lower teeth, thereby improving your bite.

What is a self-ligating bracket?
Self-ligating brackets have tiny built in metal clips that do not require the elastic ties required with some brackets. Self-ligating brackets are easier to clean and make your orthodontic treatment more discreet.

Dr. Catherine utilizes these modern brackets, which are small, discreet, and comfortable.

We invite you to contact A Winning Smile Orthodontics at 614-888-8070 to learn more about braces in Worthington and the surrounding Columbus, Ohio areas and schedule your orthodontic consultation.