Treatment You Can Trust

Metal braces at Hoagburg Orthodontics are an efficient and affordable way to transform your smile. These traditional braces have a history of successfully straightening teeth and aligning bites.

Fort Wayne & Auburn Braces

Metal braces are an orthodontic treatment that uses brackets and wires to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. At Hoagburg Orthodontics, we offer top-quality metal braces that can effectively treat many orthodontic issues.

The metal braces in our Fort Wayne and Auburn offices are more comfortable and lightweight than ever and can treat even the most severe oral issues, and are an excellent option for patients of all ages. Metal braces have had a reputation for being awkward and obvious, but thanks to modern technology, you'll benefit from smaller, less conspicuous brackets and more comfortable treatment.

At Hoagburg Orthodontics, we use brackets made from high-grade stainless steel and attach them to each tooth using a special adhesive.

Next, we thread archwires through the brackets and secure them with small rubber bands or metal ties.

Orthodontists Dr. Steve or Dr. Brian will adjust the wires throughout your treatment to apply gentle pressure and move your teeth into straighter positions.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

The length of your treatment with metal braces will depend on the severity of your orthodontic issues and how well you follow instructions from Dr. Steve or Dr. Brian.

On average, treatment with metal braces lasts between 18 and 24 months. During this time, you will need to visit Hoagburg Orthodontics every four to six weeks for adjustments to your braces.

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Why Choose
Metal Braces?

While other orthodontic treatment options are available, metal braces have several advantages that make them a popular choice among patients of all ages in Fort Wayne, Auburn, and the surrounding communities.


One of the biggest benefits of metal braces is their effectiveness in treating a wide range of orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and bite problems. Braces can also correct more complex orthodontic issues that may not be treatable with other treatments.


Metal braces are also a cost-effective option for orthodontic treatment. Metal braces are more affordable than other options, such as clear aligners or lingual braces. They are also more durable than other types of braces and require fewer replacement parts throughout treatment.


Another benefit of metal braces is that they offer more customization options than other treatments. At Hoagburg Orthodontics, we offer a range of colored elastics that hold the archwire in place, allowing you to personalize your braces and show off your personality while undergoing treatment.

Caring for Your
Metal Braces

Caring for your metal braces is essential to ensure that they work properly and that your treatment stays on track. You'll need to follow a few basic guidelines to keep your braces clean and in good condition.

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Brush & Floss Regularly

Brush your teeth three times a day and floss at least once daily to remove any food particles or plaque trapped in your braces.

Avoid Certain Foods

Hard, sticky, or sugary foods can damage your braces or get stuck in them, so be careful to avoid them during treatment.

Wear a Mouthguard

If you play sports, wear a mouthguard to protect your braces and teeth from damage. They can also be helpful if you grind your teeth at night.

Attend Your Appointments

Regular appointments with Dr. Steve or Dr. Brian are essential to ensure that your treatment stays on track and that your braces are adjusted properly.

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Get Your Best Smile With Metal Braces

At Hoagburg Orthodontics, we’re committed to giving you and your family the highest quality orthodontic treatment. If you're interested in metal braces or any other orthodontic treatment, contact us today to schedule a consultation in Fort Wayne or Auburn.

Dr. Steve, Dr. Brian and our team will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and helps you get your best smile.