Tetri’s Smile is a cutting-edge dental clinic, offering orthodontic treatment with metal braces for kids and adults. We use only the best products out there, such as Pitts 21™ or 3M™ Victory Series™.
- Plates: They are made of medical-grade steel and are bonded to the outer surface of each tooth.
- Arch: A curved wire made of biocompatible alloy, it passes through all the plates and uses tension to move the teeth to the desired position.
- Fasteners: Ligatures or micro-locks are used to attach the arch to the braces.
Indications for metal braces
Why Tetri’s Smile?
We have the leading specialists in Miami
Dr. Baruch Tetri is a top-rated professional for premium full-mouth reconstruction in Florida.
Dr. Svitlana Koval is a leading orthodontist in Florida, a published scientist, and an opinion leader for Tekscan Inc.
- We treat patients whom other clinics cannot help.
- We practice the most advanced approach.
- We ensure predictable and 100% proven results.
- We have an extensive network around the globe.
- If you move somewhere else, you can still receive high quality treatment with our partners.
A detailed checkup
We do a full scan of the teeth, TMJ, chewing/neck muscles, and airways. By doing so, we “teach” your muscles how to work properly, eliminate TMJ disorders, cure respiratory anomalies, and help you to get rid of persistent headaches.
Metal vs ceramic?
Metal braces are stronger and less likely to break. Ceramic braces are more fragile and have a little more thickness compared to metal braces.
Metal braces are visible, which may cause discomfort when you smile or talk. Ceramic braces are (almost) invisible and match the natural color of your teeth.
Ceramic braces cannot be stained with food dyes and do not require dietary restrictions during the treatment period. Metal braces do not stain at all, although both may accumulate dietary dyes within the ties.
Metal braces are tiny and take up little space; you can get used to them quickly. Ceramic braces are slightly larger.
Metal braces or aligners?
Metal braces are visible to others. Aligners are transparent; people around you won’t even know that you are getting orthodontic treatment.
Metal braces cause discomfort and distort speech during the first 1-2 weeks. Aligners are more comfortable, and you get used to them in just 2-3 days. Invisalign cause less emergency visits.
With braces, it is more difficult to keep your teeth clean. Aligners are easy to remove before brushing your teeth (and easy to put on).
When you wear metal braces, you should avoid certain foods. Aligners (on the contrary) are always removed before eating, so you don’t have to follow any dietary restrictions.
There are cases when metal braces work better than aligners; there are cases when aligners are the way to go. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Svitlana Koval now, and she will find the best solution for you!