In orthodontics braces are devices used to straighten smiles and have been used for decades in dentistry. Braces are also used to align and straighten teeth both of which will improve the dental health of the patent. They can be used to correct underbites, overbites, crooked teeth, and other dental health concerns for patents.
This is accomplished with metal or porcelain brackets which are attached to the tooth. Each bracket holds onto a wire which gently corrects the tooth’s placement in the mouth to achieve the desired effect. Over the course of the treatment the brackets may be replaced and different gauged wire may be inserted.
Life changing results happen with traditional braces every day and this method is directly responsible for many millions of beautiful smiles all around the world.