Strong & Sturdy

Traditional braces have been around for a long time, and they’re probably the most recognizable symbol of orthodontics in Glendale, CA, and our surrounding communities.

These orthodontic workhouses have a long history of successful treatment and are great at correcting many oral issues. At The Orthodontic Studio, metal braces continue to be the top orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages!

All About Metal Braces

The Orthodontic Studio is pleased to offer high-tech braces to our Glendale patients.

Thanks to technological advances and new braces, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever thought possible!


Trusted Treatment

Metal braces are probably the most recognizable symbol of orthodontics. Traditional braces have been around for a long time, and they’re not going anywhere soon.

These orthodontic workhorses have a long history of successfully correcting just many of the oral problems you might be experiencing.

What Are Braces Made of?


The brackets are durable and made from a mix of stainless steel, nickel, and other metals.

Brackets have little hooks or doors where a wire is threaded. A bracket can be secured by closing the door, or by placing an elastic over the top of the wire.


This thin piece of metal runs from one bracket to another. Dr. Babaan will change the shape and curvature of the wire to move your teeth in the right direction.

The wire attaches all of your bottom or upper teeth. We may cut the wire if connecting just a few teeth is better for your treatment plan.


This is what Dr. Babaan will use to attach the brackets to your teeth.

We normally attach the bracket directly to your tooth with glue.


If you need bite correction, elastics are essential. They’re generally strung between an upper bracket hook and a lower bracket hook. This will pull the upper jaw backward to correct an overbite, or the lower jaw back to correct an underbite.

We may use rubber bands for many different situations, especially when we want to put extra pressure on the teeth or jaws.


Before we place your bands, we'll use these small elastic “donuts” or rings to create space in between your teeth.

You may also hear them be called separators.

Orthodontic Bands

These are stainless steel rings that are cemented to your teeth using dental bonding agents.

These bands can provide an anchor for your braces and orthodontic appliances, but they’re not used for everyone.

O-Rings/Elastic Ties/Colors/Ligatures/

These tiny rubber rings or bands are used to attach the archwire to the brackets.

They’re less rigid than spacers and come in lots of different colors, so you can show off your personality.

FAQS About Metal Braces