Metal Braces | Rockwall

The Timeless Choice in Smile Treatment

At Capps Orthodontics, we combine the time-tested effectiveness of metal braces with modern techniques to give you reliable care and transform your smile.

Types of Metal Braces in Rockwall

At Capps Orthodontics, we’ve revolutionized traditional metal braces with state-of-the-art technology.

Our streamlined approach preserves precision and accuracy in every fitting to enhance the effectiveness and comfort of your orthodontic treatment.

Experience the perfect blend of classic methods and modern technology at our practice.

Traditional Metal Braces

At Capps Orthodontics in Rockwall, Dr. Chad Capps expertly utilizes metal braces, a time-honored solution for correcting many orthodontic issues.

Conventional braces consist of durable metal brackets attached to each tooth and connected by an archwire, which Dr. Capps carefully adjusts over time to guide your teeth into their ideal alignment.

Metal braces are renowned for treating complex cases like crowding, spacing, and various bite problems.

Dr. Capps skillful application and adjustment of these braces ensure optimal results, making them a reliable and efficient choice for patients like you seeking significant orthodontic improvements.

Self-Ligating Metal Braces

Self-ligating braces represent a modern twist on traditional braces. These braces feature a unique clip or door mechanism on each bracket, eliminating the need for elastic ligatures that hold the archwire to the bracket in traditional metal braces.

This design allows the archwire more freedom of movement, reducing friction and potentially shortening your treatment time. Dr. Chad Capps appreciates the efficiency and ease of adjustment that self-ligating braces provide.

With a sleeker appearance, self-ligating braces from Capps Orthodontics offer a practical, aesthetically pleasing, and comfortable option for orthodontic treatment.

How Metal Braces Work

At Capps Orthodontics in Rockwall, Dr. Capps employs metal braces as a proven orthodontic solution to effectively realign teeth. These braces use small metal brackets bonded to each tooth and connected by an archwire.

This setup exerts consistent pressure on the teeth, gradually shifting them into the desired alignment. Regular adjustments by Dr. Capps are essential to maintain the correct amount of pressure as your teeth move and your new smile takes shape.

Typically lasting one to three years, the duration of the process will depend on your unique orthodontic needs.

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Differences Between Traditional & Self-Ligating Braces

Let's explore the key differences between traditional metal braces and self-ligating braces to help you understand which option might best fit your orthodontic journey at Capps Orthodontics.

Wire Mechanism

Traditional metal braces rely on elastics or small rubber bands to secure the archwire within the brackets. Self-ligating braces feature a built-in mechanism, such as a clip or door, in the brackets to secure the archwire, thus eliminating the need for elastics.

Friction & Movement

Conventional metal braces can create more friction and resistance that can result in slowing down how quickly your teeth move into straighter alignment.

Self-ligating braces usually generate less friction against the wire, potentially leading to quicker tooth movement and reduced treatment durations.

Adjustment Appointments

Traditional metal braces typically need more frequent adjustments due to the loss of tension in the elastics over time.

In contrast, self-ligating braces require fewer adjustments, as their built-in mechanism maintains consistent pressure on your teeth.

Oral Hygiene

Traditional metal braces can present cleaning challenges around the brackets due to the elastics, whereas self-ligating braces, which lack elastics, tend to be easier to clean.


Because their brackets are smaller and don’t require colorful elastics, self-ligating braces typically offer a more streamlined and less noticeable appearance compared to traditional metal braces.


Some patients find that traditional metal braces can cause more irritation due to the elastics. In contrast, the smaller size and absence of elastics in self-ligating braces can lead to a more comfortable experience for others.

Your Ideal Match at Capps Orthodontics

At Capps Orthodontics, we're dedicated to offering our Rockwall community the most advanced treatments and techniques, including our modern take on metal braces. Book a consultation with Dr. Capps and our team to explore the potential of your smile!