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What You Should Know Before Getting Metal Braces Philadelphia, PA
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If you’re looking for options to attain a more confident smile and aren’t an ideal candidate for clear aligners, that doesn’t mean you aren’t a candidate for straighter teeth, greater confidence and better oral health. Metal braces have been in use for more than a century, effectively correcting a variety of unhealthy bites along the way. Still, these aren’t your parents’ braces.

Advancements in Metal Braces

In the past, metal braces have been known to be bulky, uncomfortable, high-maintenance and difficult to clean. Today’s braces are nothing like that. They’re sleeker than ever and have never been easier to clean, more comfortable to wear or less bulky.

Not a fan of the brightly colored rubber band look? Self-ligating braces are another metal option you might want to consider. Not only are they less obtrusive than their neon-colored kin, they may also provide a shorter treatment time and fewer appointments than traditional metal braces for some patients.

What to Expect from the Process

Straightening your teeth is a unique journey and your experience will be affected by factors like the severity of your bite and the best course of treatment for your individual needs. This means the entire process can be as short as three months or as long as 36 months, with appointments about every 6-8 weeks along the way to make adjustments and monitor progress.

Is it Too Late for Me to Get Braces?

While braces may be something typically associated with the growing pains of adolescence, the truth is that you are never too old to correct your bite or restore confidence to your smile. These interventions aren’t purely cosmetic; orthodontic treatment can boost your oral health across the board.

There is never a bad time to take control of your oral health, but the sooner you get started, the sooner you can enjoy the rewards. If you’re ready to correct both your bite and your self-esteem, call or contact Broad Street Braces today for more information and to schedule a consultation. Together with the orthodontics experts and Broad Street Braces, you can make the smile of your dreams a reality.

Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


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Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

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Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

Hung C

This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!