Transforming Smiles With Time-Tested Precision

At Three Village Orthodontics, metal braces aren't just about straightening teeth—they're about crafting smiles that radiate confidence. With Dr. Andrew Everett's expertise, every patient at our Stony Brook office embarks on a journey toward a dazzling and healthy smile.

Understanding Metal Braces

At Three Village Orthodontics, we've embraced the latest advancements in metal braces. Gone are the bulky, uncomfortable designs of the past. Today, they're sleeker, more efficient, and expertly tailored to ensure you get the best results with minimal fuss. Think of them as the classic rock of orthodontics—they've been around for a while, but they still pack a punch!

With improved materials and design, metal braces now offer a more comfortable fit and faster treatment times.

So rock those metal braces—and rest assured you're getting top-notch treatment that's stood the test of time.

What Metal Braces Are Made Of

Diving into the world of orthodontics can feel a bit like learning a new language. But don't worry—we're here to break it down for you. Let's demystify the main components of metal braces:


These little metal squares attach directly to each tooth. Think of them as the anchors for your braces. They hold the wire in place and guide your teeth to their new positions.

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This is the superstar of the show. The archwire applies pressure to your teeth, guiding them to their desired spots. Over time, Dr. Everett might adjust the wire to keep your treatment on track.


You might know them as rubber bands. They connect the brackets to the wire and help adjust the position of your teeth. The fun part? You get to choose their colors! Whether you're feeling blue, pink, or even a rainbow mix, you can add a personal touch to your braces journey.

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Not everyone needs these, but when they're used, they wrap around the back teeth to provide extra anchor points for your wire or other orthodontic appliances. They're like the strong supporting characters in your favorite movie.


These tiny rubber rings might make a brief appearance before the main event. They create small gaps between your teeth, making room for the orthodontic bands.

What Makes Metal Braces Shine

Metal braces have been around for a while, and there's a good reason they're still a top choice for many. Let's break down the perks:


These braces are tough cookies. Made from high-quality stainless steel, they're designed to withstand the daily rigors of life. Whether you're biting into an apple or playing your favorite sport, they've got your back.


We get it—orthodontic treatment is an investment. But metal braces often come out as one of the most budget-friendly options. Plus, with the flexible financing options at Three Village Orthodontics, getting that perfect smile doesn't have to break the bank.


Time is of the essence, right? Metal braces are often hailed for their efficiency. They can tackle a range of orthodontic issues, from the simple to the complex, often in a shorter time frame than other treatments.


Think metal braces are just plain silver? Think again! With colorful bands and elastics, you can add a touch of personality to your braces. Whether you're flaunting your school colors or just vibing with your favorite shades, your braces can be as unique as you are.

Proven Track Record

Metal braces have been transforming smiles for decades. Their long-standing history is a testament to their effectiveness. When you opt for metal braces at Three Village Orthodontics, you're choosing a tried and true method, guided by the expert hands of Dr. Everett.

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Your Journey With Metal Braces

Starting your orthodontic journey can feel a bit overwhelming, but we're here to guide you every step of the way.

Here's a quick rundown of what you can expect with metal braces at Three Village Orthodontics:

Step 1: Consultation

First things first, let's chat. During your initial visit, Dr. Everett will assess your teeth and discuss your goals. This is your chance to ask questions, voice any concerns, and get a clear picture of the treatment plan tailored just for you.

Step 2: Placement

Getting your braces on is a straightforward process. The brackets are bonded to your teeth, and then the archwire is threaded through. This wire will be the main player in guiding your teeth to their new positions. And don't worry, we ensure the process is as comfortable as possible.

Step 3: Adjustments

Every so often, you'll pop into our office for an adjustment. This is when Dr. Everett will check on your progress and make any necessary tweaks to the archwire. These visits are essential to keep your treatment on track and ensure everything's moving as it should.

Step 4: Home Care

Taking care of your braces is crucial. Regular brushing and flossing are a must to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We'll provide you with all the tips and tools you need to maintain your braces and ensure they're doing their job effectively.

Step 5: The Big Reveal

Once your teeth have reached their ideal positions, it's time for the braces to come off. This is the moment you've been waiting for! You'll leave our office with a beautifully straight smile and a newfound sense of confidence.

Your Smile Journey Awaits

At Three Village Orthodontics, we're not just about braces; we're about building relationships. Dr. Everett and our dedicated team are here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you feel informed, comfortable, and excited about your smile journey.

Ready to take the next step? Let's chat. Schedule a consultation with us, and together, we'll explore the best path to your dream smile. Your future self will thank you!