All About Braces
It’s normal to be a little confused about how braces work. How is it possible for metal brackets and wires to physically move the teeth in your jaw?
Well, we can explain.
Braces apply constant, gentle pressure to your teeth, which moves your teeth into their proper positions over time. Your braces are at work every moment during your orthodontic treatment.
Those poor braces never get a break!
More About Braces
The two main components of your braces are the brackets that are placed on your teeth and the archwire that connects all the brackets.
This archwire is bent to reflect the way we want your teeth to look after treatment. As this wire tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure to move your teeth.
Makes sense, right?