Traditional braces are made of high-grade stainless steel. Modern braces are more comfortable and more attractive than ever before. Brackets are bonded to the front of the teeth with a special dental adhesive. A thin metal wire runs between each bracket. Using gentle pressure, the wire is tightened on a regular basis. This pressure gradually shifts the teeth into the desired position.
Braces are made up of brackets and wires. Brackets are bonded to the front of your teeth, and wires are bent by our orthodontist and attached to the brackets. You may also have rubber bands, which work in tandem with the wires to straighten your teeth.
As you change your rubber bands, every orthodontist will make small adjustments to your wire so your teeth continue to move into the proper position.
Traditional braces are used to treat a wide variety of cosmetic and oral health issues. They are typically used when patients need severe adjustments made to their teeth. Traditional braces are usually worn for 12 to 18 months, but the length of time depends on the patient’s treatment plan.
Traditional braces are permanent, which means they require a longer treatment time and can be more expensive than their clear counterparts. However, traditional braces are the strongest and most effective teeth straightening option available. They work by slowly shifting the alignment of the teeth back toward their ideal position. Traditional braces consist of wires and brackets, which are bonded to the front of the teeth. The wire is adjusted periodically, which gradually moves the teeth into their desired final position.
Braces are the pressure-inducing orthodontic solution. The brackets are bonded to your teeth and connected by wire, which exerts pressure on your teeth, gradually shifting them.
Invisalign is a clear orthodontic solution. Each aligner is custom-made to fit your teeth and gradually shift them into place.
If you are interested in learning more about our treatments, visit our Bradshaw + Katras Orthodontic Specialists offices in Tennessee.