Traditional Treatment With a Modern Twist

Metal braces have come a long way from the bulky contraptions of the past. Modern braces from Twin Teeth Orthodontics can straighten your teeth while showing off your one-of-a-kind personality.

Los Angeles Braces

Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Traditional metal braces are the most common type of treatment, but at Twin Teeth Orthodontics, you’ll get tons of ways to make them your own.

At Twin Teeth Orthodontics, you have the freedom to do you! You can add fun bracket shapes or colored elastics (rubber bands) with metal braces for a more unique and colorful smile. We also offer Iconix champagne braces to give you an aesthetic, classy option if you want something a little more special.

Modern metal braces have advanced and no longer require bulky headgear. Instead, Drs. Stepanek adhere the brackets directly to your teeth and connect them with wires that gradually straighten your smile.

Champagne Braces

Champagne Braces

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. You shouldn’t have to give up showing it off during your orthodontic treatment. At Twin Teeth Orthodontics, you can choose Iconix champagne braces for a unique look that you’ll love.

Champagne brackets are as durable as standard metal braces and discreet as ceramic ones. The unique color helps them blend in with your smile without being prone to breakage like ceramic brackets.

Metal Braces FAQ

The Parts of Braces


Drs. Stepanek use durable brackets made from a mix of stainless steel, nickel, and other metals.

Brackets have small hooks or doors where Dr. Stepanek will thread a wire. We secure brackets by closing the door or placing an elastic over the top of the wire.


Drs. Stepanek will use special glue to attach the brackets to your teeth.


This thin metal runs from one bracket to another and guides your teeth into place as Drs. Stepanek change the shape.

The wire will often attach all of your bottom or upper teeth together. We might occasionally cut the wire if connecting just a few teeth is better for your treatment plan.


If you need bite correction, elastics are essential. We generally string elastics between an upper and lower bracket hook.

This pulls your upper jaw backward to correct an overbite or the lower jaw back to correct an underbite. We use rubber bands for many different situations, especially when we want to put extra pressure on the teeth or jaws.

Orthodontic Bands

We cement these stainless steel rings to your teeth using dental bonding agents. These bands anchor your braces and orthodontic appliances, but Drs. Stepanek don’t always use them for everyone.


Drs. Stepanek use these tiny elastic “donuts” or rings to create space between your teeth when needed, typically before we place your bands.

Elastic Ties/O-Rings/Ligatures/Colors

Drs. Stepanek use these tiny rubber rings or bands to attach the archwire to the brackets. Elastics are less rigid than spacers, and they come in dozens of colors.

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