Metal Braces | Carrboro

Reliable Treatment for Perfect Smiles

At Noble Orthodontics, metal braces are still the most popular treatment available — and for good reason. They’re strong, reliable, and consistently capable, no matter how complex your case.

Discover the Magic of Metal Braces

Metal braces offer a beautifully aligned smile that stands the test of time. And today's metal braces are more comfortable than ever, ensuring a more pleasant experience as you work towards straightening your smile.

Let’s take a look at just what goes into your braces at Noble Orthodontics:


Brackets are small, square-shaped attachments that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They serve as anchors for the wires and elastics used in your braces treatment.


Wires are the dynamic force behind your braces. These thin, flexible metal wires apply gentle pressure on your teeth, guiding them into their desired positions over time. Regular adjustments ensure progress toward your ideal smile.


Bands are metal rings that we’ll place around your back teeth. They provide stability and support to your braces, helping to align your entire bite effectively.

Elastics (Rubber Bands)

We use elastics, or rubber bands, to correct your bite alignment and jaw position. They connect to hooks on the brackets and exert the necessary force to achieve proper alignment.


We’ll sometimes use springs to create space or close gaps between teeth. They work in conjunction with the wires to encourage tooth movement.


Ligatures are tiny elastic bands that hold the archwire onto the brackets. They come in various colors for a touch of personalization to your braces.


Hooks are small attachments on brackets that can be used to fasten elastics or other appliances as needed for your specific treatment plan.


While not technically part of your braces, retainers are vital to maintaining your new alignment following treatment. They come in various types, including removable and fixed retainers.

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Benefits of Traditional Braces

Traditional braces have been a reliable and popular orthodontic choice for decades, transforming smiles and boosting self-confidence.

At Noble Orthodontics, we're proud to offer this effective solution for getting beautifully aligned teeth. Here are the key benefits of metal braces:

Proven Effectiveness

Traditional braces have a long history of successfully treating many orthodontic issues. Metal braces can deliver remarkable results if you're dealing with crowding, misalignment, bite problems, or more complex cases.

Standout Versatility

One of the standout advantages of metal braces is their versatility. They can address a variety of dental concerns, making them suitable for children, teens, and adults seeking orthodontic treatment.

Reliable Alignment

Metal braces use a combination of brackets and archwires to guide your teeth into their optimal positions. This gives us precise and controlled tooth movement, ensuring that your bite and smile are functional and attractive.

Strength & Durability

Our stainless steel brackets and wires are exceptionally durable. They can withstand the forces required to shift teeth into alignment, making them a durable and long-lasting option.

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Predictable Results

With metal braces, Dr. Jeff and Dr. Tate can predict and plan your course of treatment with high accuracy. This predictability allows for more precise treatment planning and reliable outcomes.


Traditional braces are often more budget-friendly than some other orthodontic options. If you want an effective treatment that fits your budget, they can be an excellent choice.

Faster Treatment Times

Metal braces can deliver faster treatment times than some other orthodontic options. Depending on your specific needs, you could have a beautifully aligned smile in just a matter of months.

Awesome for All Ages

Patients of all ages can find an amazing smile with braces, from children to adults. No matter your age, Dr. Jeff and Dr. Tate can help you get the smile you deserve.

Reliable Care in Carrboro

Dr. Jeff and Dr. Tate can’t wait to help you unlock a happy, healthy smile that’ll last a lifetime! Give us a call or fill out this form to schedule your free consultation to find out if metal braces are the treatment for you.