Find Your Smile With Metal Braces

Metal braces from Eastern Virginia Orthodontics are a tried and true solution for all your orthodontic needs. There’s a reason they’re still our most popular treatment.

What Are Modern Metal Braces?

At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, Dr. Peluso, Dr. Savage, and the whole team take pride in offering cutting-edge braces solutions to our amazing Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach patients.

Traditional metal braces continue to be a reliable, durable, and economical choice, ranking as the go-to treatment for many of our patients year after year.


Gone are the days when metal braces were bulky and noticeable. With advances in orthodontic technology, you'll enjoy braces that are not only smaller but also less visible and more comfortable than ever.

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When it comes to affordability, metal braces stand out. They offer a cost-effective approach to orthodontic care, as they don't require some of the expensive technology and specialized equipment associated with newer treatment options.


Metal braces can often work more quickly to close gaps and align teeth compared to other treatments. This efficiency could mean a shorter treatment period for you at Eastern Virginia Orthodontics.

How Metal Braces Work

Like any good team worth its weight in premium stainless steel, our metal braces system requires several components all doing their part to help you get the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.

Let’s take a look at what metal braces are made of and how each piece does its part to straighten your smile.


Metal braces use brackets of high-grade stainless steel to anchor the rest of the components that help your braces transform your smile.


Your teeth will respond to the pressure exerted by the archwire. That’s how your smile comes together! The archwire links the brackets together and exerts a subtle force on your teeth, steering them into place.


Dr. Peluso and Dr. Savage use a special orthodontic adhesive to attach the brackets directly to your teeth.


Dr. Peluso or Dr. Savage will attach the archwire to your brackets with these tiny rubber rings or bands. Elastics are less rigid than spacers and you can get them in dozens of colors.


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

The Metal Braces Process

At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics

Metal braces apply consistent and gentle pressure to your teeth, guiding them into proper alignment.

Here's how Dr. Peluso, Dr. Savage, and our expert team use metal braces to transform your smile:

Consultation & Planning

When you get to our Norfolk, Chesapeake, or Virginia Beach office, you'll meet our friendly team. They'll take some pictures and X-rays of your smile to get a detailed picture of what's happening.

Next, Dr. Peluso and Dr. Savage will examine your smile and discuss your goals. They'll create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique dental needs.

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Braces Placement

Once your treatment plan is in place, Dr. Peluso and Dr. Savage will attach the brackets to your teeth with special glue. This process is painless and usually takes about an hour.

Archwire Installation

After they’ve placed your brackets, Dr. Peluso and Dr. Savage will thread the archwire through each one. This wire acts as a gentle force that guides your teeth into their correct positions over time.

Regular Adjustments

Throughout your treatment, you'll visit our clinic for periodic adjustments. During these appointments, Dr. Peluso and Dr. Savage will tighten or replace the archwire to keep your teeth moving in the right direction.

Final Stages & Retention

Once we’ve aligned your teeth, Dr. Peluso or Dr. Savage will remove your braces and provide you with a retainer designed specifically for you.

Your retainer will prevent your teeth from shifting out of their new positions. This is an important part of maintaining your new smile, so don’t skip it!

What Am I Getting With Metal Braces?

Discover why metal braces are still the most popular treatment in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake for straightening smiles.

Efficiency & Flexibility

Metal braces excel at addressing various dental misalignments such as:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites

Reliable Robustness

Renowned for their resilience, metal braces can withstand the challenges of orthodontic procedures, fixing the most complex orthodontic issues and guiding teeth into their desired alignment.

Established Success

With decades of proven results, metal braces have consistently delivered beautiful smiles in Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach.

Cost-Effective Treatment

Often more wallet-friendly than their orthodontic counterparts, metal braces offer a valuable return on your investment.

Personal Flair

Add a touch of personal flair! Customize your metal braces with vibrant elastics, turning them into an expressive accessory.

Are Metal Braces Right for Me?

If you're considering metal braces as your orthodontic treatment, it's important to consult with a knowledgeable orthodontist like Dr. Peluso or Dr. Savage. They’ll work closely with you to find out what works best for you and your goals.

Metal braces are a reliable and effective option, especially for more complex orthodontic issues. We’ll guide you each step of the way, providing personalized care and ensuring a comfortable and positive orthodontic experience.

Start Your Metal Braces Journey

At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we're passionate about helping you get a straight, healthy, and beautiful smile. With our metal braces, you can transform your teeth and embrace a lifetime of confidence. Dr. Peluso and Dr. Savage will help you every step of the way with exceptional care and support.

No one needs to let a crooked smile control their life. Reach out today to schedule your free consultation in Norfolk, Chesapeake, or Virginia Beach — and find out why we’ve been an orthodontic institution since 1961. We can’t wait to see you smile!