Metal Braces | Chester Springs

Transform Your Smile

At Emily Funk Orthodontics, treatment with metal braces is not one size fits all. We tailor our plan to your smile needs and give you a one-of-a-kind, patient-centered experience.

Helping you get a beautiful, confident smile that matches your goals and lifestyle is our priority.

Trusted Treatment, Trusted Orthodontist

Metal braces are a great option for patients of all ages. Whether you’re an adult starting orthodontic care for the first time — or a parent choosing a treatment plan for your child — metal braces can help you reveal the smile you deserve.

With metal braces, Dr. Funk can treat and correct bite issues, as well as give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Why Emily Funk Orthodontics?

Along with her years in dental school and her residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Funk is a board-certified orthodontist.

Becoming a diplomate of The American Board of Orthodontics is no small task. This is a rigorous and voluntary process that only attracts those who desire to go above and beyond in the field of orthodontics.

With her board certification and years of experience, you can be sure that you’re receiving the best metal braces in Chester Springs with Dr Funk.

How Metal Braces Work

Traditional braces are the foundation of orthodontic treatment. We use brackets and wires to align the teeth and perfect the bite. Metal braces are a great option for kids, teens, and adults to treat nearly all types of bite issues.

Here’s how all the components work together to give you a beautiful, confident smile:


Dr. Funk uses durable, stainless steel brackets that she’ll painlessly glue to each tooth before threading the archwire through each bracket.


This thin piece of advanced metal wire will run through each of your brackets and apply gentle, continuous pressure. Dr. Funk will shape and curve the wire according to your unique treatment plan to ensure your teeth move in the correct position.

Elastic Ties, O-Rings, or Ligatures

To secure the archwire, Dr. Funk will stretch these tiny rubber rings or elastic bands around the hooks on your brackets.

Dr. Funk will replace these elastics at each adjustment appointment. They come in dozens of colors, so you can use these bands to match your braces to your personality, to show your support for an athletic team or school, or even to color-coordinate for a special occasion.

Rubber Bands

If necessary, Dr. Funk will attach these elastic bands between an upper bracket and lower bracket to correct your bite. The pressure from the elastic can correct an underbite by nudging your lower jaw backward or an overbite by nudging your upper jaw backward.

Metal Braces at Emily Funk Orthodontics

Most orthodontists provide metal braces — so what sets us apart?

At Emily Funk Orthodontics, Dr. Funk is the only treatment orthodontist — so you and your family can expect consistent, quality care at every visit to our Chester Springs office.

During your first consultation with Dr. Funk, we’ll discuss your goals for your metal braces and create a customized treatment plan just for you.

Here’s what you can expect:

One-on-One Consultation

The first step in treatment with metal braces is a free consultation so that Dr. Funk can provide a personalized treatment plan for you.

Same-Day Treatment

If Dr. Funk determines that metal braces best meet your needs, we’ll bond the braces to your teeth painlessly — and even on the same day as your first consultation if you’re ready to begin.

Choosing Your Colors

With a variety of colors to select from for our metal braces, we’re sure you’ll find one that’s just your style. At every appointment, you can choose a new color to match your personality and make the experience fun.

Making Progress

Once your braces are on, the metal brackets and wires will slowly move your teeth into the correct place. With periodical visits to our office in Chester Springs, your metal braces will help you achieve a more confident smile.

Beautiful, Confident New Smile

Once your teeth have moved into the desired positions, Dr. Funk will conduct a painless removal process. We’ll make sure you are happy with your results and your bite is in a comfortable position.

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Start Your Smile Journey

Emily Funk Orthodontics is here for you, with a personalized, patient-centered experience. We want to help you reach your goals and find the smile you’ve always wanted!

To set up your initial consultation with Dr. Funk, schedule a free consultation at our Chester Springs office.