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How Do Braces Straighten Crooked Teeth?

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Braces use constant, gentle pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions. Your braces are at work every moment of your orthodontic treatment. The two main components of your braces are: the brackets that are placed on your teeth and the main archwire that connects them. The bracket is a piece of shaped metal or crystalline that we affix to each tooth. The archwire is bent to reflect your “ideal” bite. In other words, it reflects the way we want you to look after treatment.

The wire, metal or white, threads through the brackets and, as it tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure to move your teeth. Picture your tooth resting in your jaw bone. With pressure on one side from the archwire, the bone on the other side gives way. The tooth moves. New bone grows in behind. Attached to your braces, elastics (rubber bands) exert the proper force that creates the right amount of pressure to move teeth. In order for this force to remain constant, elastics must be worn all the time and changed every day.

To discuss getting braces in the area, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.

Types of Braces Overview

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Different Types of Braces

DeSimone Orthodontics utilizes the smallest, most gentle braces that give the best results in the shortest time possible. Metal braces are the most popular with kids and teenagers. They enjoy using different colors of ligature ties that hold wires into the brackets. Self-ligating metal brackets like The Damon System reduce friction between brackets and wires by eliminating use of ligature ties. Translucent clear braces and white wires are excellent choices for patients who want their braces to be as inconspicuous as possible. Dr. DeSimone will help you select the braces that are best for you.

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