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Date: June 4th
How Orthodontic Braces Work

Orthodontic braces are a common dental treatment used to correct misaligned teeth and jaws. They work by applying continuous pressure over time to move teeth into the desired positions. Here's a comprehensive overview of how braces achieve this transformation:


Components of Braces


1. Brackets: Small squares bonded to the front of each tooth using a special dental adhesive. They serve as anchors for the archwire.


2. Archwire: A thin metal wire that runs through the brackets, guiding the movement of the teeth.


3. Bands: Metal rings that are sometimes placed around the back teeth to provide additional support.


4. Elastic Ties: Small rubber bands that hold the archwire in place within the brackets.


5. Ligatures: Tiny rubber bands or metal ties that secure the archwire to the brackets.


6. Elastic Bands: Larger rubber bands that connect hooks on brackets to move the teeth in specific directions.


7. Buccal Tubes: Small metal parts attached to the bands on the back teeth, which secure the end of the archwire.




Orthodontic braces are a powerful tool in modern dentistry, capable of transforming smiles and improving oral health. By understanding how braces work and adhering to the treatment plan, patients can achieve significant, long-lasting improvements in their dental alignment and overall well-being.

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