Braces are simply little “handles” (brackets) that are stuck onto the teeth and linked by a very flexible archwire that pushes against the brackets and straightens the teeth. ¬†Gradually tighter wires are fitted to the brackets as the teeth straighten.

This diagram of braces, with some of the additional items that help us straighten teeth, will help you to know your braces and will help you if you need to describe any part of your braces to us.

 

Parts of Braces

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