Metal Braces | Portage

Straighten Your Teeth & Find Your Smile

Kwong Orthodontics is your trusted partner on the journey to a confident smile. We specialize in metal braces, a tried-and-true orthodontic solution that has transformed countless smiles.

Components of Metal Braces

Metal braces consist of several key components:

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Brackets play a crucial role in holding the archwires and guiding the movement of your teeth. These small, metal attachments are securely bonded to the surface of your teeth.


Elastics, or rubber bands, may be used in conjunction with your braces to help correct specific bite issues and fine-tune the alignment of your teeth.


Archwires are the dynamic part of your braces. They're the wires that connect each bracket and apply controlled pressure to guide your teeth into their proper positions.


Hooks, often located on the brackets, are used to attach various orthodontic appliances, such as elastics or headgear, to aid in specific adjustments.


Bands are metal rings that are placed around your back molars and serve as anchors for your braces. They provide stability and support for the entire system.

Proven Effectiveness

Metal braces have a long history of successfully correcting various orthodontic issues, ensuring you achieve the desired results.

Durable and Reliable

Made from high-quality materials, metal braces are sturdy and can withstand the rigors of orthodontic treatment.

Customized Treatment

Each set of metal braces is tailored to your unique needs, ensuring a personalized approach to your orthodontic journey.

Visible Progress

Metal braces allow you to see your progress as your teeth gradually shift into their proper positions.

Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth are a common issue that can affect your smile's appearance and function. Metal braces are highly effective in gradually shifting misaligned teeth into their proper positions.

By applying controlled pressure to targeted areas, metal braces bring crooked teeth into alignment, resulting in a straighter and more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Overbites and Underbites

Overbites and underbites are bite alignment issues that can lead to oral health problems and discomfort. Metal braces address these concerns by strategically adjusting the position of your upper and lower teeth.

Through consistent treatment, metal braces can help align your bite, improving both functionality and aesthetics.


Dental crowding occurs when there isn't enough space in your mouth for your teeth to align properly. Metal braces are an effective solution for gradually creating the necessary space.

By applying pressure and guiding the movement of teeth, metal braces alleviate crowding issues, resulting in a well-aligned and harmonious smile.


Spacing between teeth, often caused by missing teeth or naturally occurring gaps, can impact your smile's appearance. Metal braces help close these spaces by gradually shifting adjacent teeth closer together.

This process ensures that your smile is more uniform and stylish while also enhancing your bite.

Metal Braces for Complex Cases

Complex orthodontic issues, such as severe misalignment, require a comprehensive approach. Metal braces are well-suited for addressing even the most challenging cases.

By carefully adjusting the positioning of each tooth, metal braces provide precise control over the alignment process, leading to significant improvements in both function and appearance.

Your Path to a Confident Smile

At Kwong Orthodontics in Portage, we offer free consultations to help you embark on your journey to a confident smile.

Our personal practice is driven by a passionate team dedicated to your orthodontic needs. Let us be your trusted partner in achieving the smile you deserve.