Here we take a look at common forms of orthodontics and gives you the facts you need to make an informed decision about orthodontic treatment.
Types of Braces and Other Appliances
There are a number of dental appliances used today. But braces are still the primary means for straightening teeth and correcting misaligned bites. Braces work by applying pressure to the teeth and jaws to move them into a desired position.
Braces are not the shiny mouthful of metal of years past. Many more options are now available.
Teeth used to be fully banded. But today, brackets are bonded directly to each tooth’s surface. In some people they’re placed behind the teeth, making them less noticeable.
Braces are made of materials such as:
- Stainless steel
- Combination of materials