Metal Braces | Greenville

Crystal Clear Path to Straight Teeth

Metal braces from Capp & Woods Orthodontics are a reliable, durable, proven orthodontic solution.

Greenville’s Metal Braces

At Capps & Woods Orthodontics in Greenville, we've elevated your orthodontic experience by combining the reliability of traditional metal braces with the innovation of self-ligating braces.

Our advanced techniques ensure each fitting is precise and comfortable, maximizing the effectiveness of your treatment.

Self-Ligating Metal Braces

Self-ligating braces at our Greenville office offer you a contemporary approach to traditional braces.

Dr. Capps and Dr. Woods utilize these advanced braces, which feature a specialized clip or door mechanism on each bracket, eliminating your need for elastic ligatures used in conventional metal braces.

This innovative design grants the archwire greater freedom of movement, reducing friction and potentially shortening your treatment duration.

Offering a sleeker appearance and enhanced comfort, self-ligating braces present a practical and aesthetically appealing option for orthodontic treatment at Capps & Woods Orthodontics.

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How Metal Braces Work

Our team uses metal braces, a trusted method for realigning your teeth. These braces consist of small metal brackets attached to each tooth, linked by an archwire.

This configuration applies steady pressure, methodically guiding your teeth into proper alignment. Regular adjustments by Dr. Capps and Dr. Woods are crucial to ensure the correct pressure level as your teeth shift, and your new smile emerges.

The treatment duration, typically one to three years, is customized to your orthodontic requirements.

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 & Woods Orthodontics.


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.


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.

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.

Oral Health

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 you 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.

Unveil Your Smile at Capps & Woods Orthodontics

Dr. Capps and Dr. Woods are here to guide you through the latest advancements in orthodontic care, including innovative metal and self-ligating braces.

Schedule your consultation today, and let us reveal the possibilities for your smile!

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