Dental braces are a common orthodontic appliance used as part of orthodontic treatment that change the position of teeth. They are commonly known by the term “braces”. Braces are metal devices that attach to teeth and are used to help correct a variety of orthodontic issues. Braces work by applying constant pressure on the teeth and impacting bone, which slowly moves them into better positions with regard to one another. Teeth can only move a certain amount, called an “applied force” in orthodontic terms. Metal braces (braces) are attached directly to the teeth to create this constant pressure.
How does metal braces Work?
Braces are made of metal wires that are bonded to your teeth. Some braces use an elastomeric (rubber-like) material called an O-ring or ligature elastic. This elastic is used to move the wires and teeth in the direction the orthodontist wants them to go. Most braces will be on your teeth for just a few months. At SC Dental Group, we’ll make sure you receive the best treatment available and a beautiful smile you’ll love!
Benefits of Straight Teeth
- Making it easier to chew and even swallow food.
- Improving speech and sometimes reducing lisps
- Reducing the risk of injury to protruding teeth
- Increasing confidence in your smile
- Reducing clenching or grinding of teeth
- Improved access to teeth making brushing and flossing easier
- Reduced cavities and tooth decay/li>
It’s not just the teeth that can be affected. Some patients find wearing braces impacts on their confidence – but there are ways to help overcome these feelings as treatment progresses and your teeth are straightened.
Find Out If They Are Right for You!
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, it’s important that you have all the facts about the different types of brackets, wires and elastics available – and how all of these elements work together to produce the smoothest, straightest smile possible.
At our practice, we’re dedicated to providing an orthodontic service that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. From the first consultation through to the completion of braces treatment, we’ll be with you every step of the way – answering any questions you may have, and providing the support you need.