How do braces work?

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Braces can be fitted to your teeth for a number of reasons, whether it be to enhance your confidence by realigning your teeth, correct bites or move the teeth closer together to reduce gaps. They have been a hallmark of dentistry, and in modern times are made of many different parts such as brackets, archTerm used to refer to an upper or lower denture. wire, bondingA composite resin applied to a tooth to change its shape and/or color. Bonding also refers to how a filling, orthodontic appliance or some fixed partial dentures are attached to teeth. material, space bars, orthodontic braces and ligature elastic.

The braces themselves work by applying pressure to your teeth which slowly moves and realigns. This is achieved through the arch wire, which generates most of this pressure. Interestingly, when you look at your braces you may wonder how they are realigning the teeth, but it is important to note that a lot of the work is done at the top of the teeth, which you can’t see as they are hidden behind the gums.

The length of time you will need to wear braces is dependent upon a number of issues, such as the complications or stubbornness of your teeth or even your age. However, on average braces will be fitted for 12 – 30 months. Once they’ve been removed, you’ll be able to see their success, and you’ll need to wear a retainer to ensure the process completes and remains stable.

If you have any questions regarding braces, please speak to your dentist and they’ll be happy to provide further guidance about braces.

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