How do braces straighten out teeth?
Braces use constant, gentle pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions. Your braces are at work every moment of your orthodontic treatment. The two main components of your braces are: the brackets that are placed on your teeth and the main archwire that connects them. The bracket is a piece of shaped metal or ceramic that we affix to each tooth. The archwire is bent to reflect your "ideal" bite. In other words,
it reflects the way we want you to look after treatment.
wire threads through
the brackets and, as the wire tries to return to its original shape, it
applies pressure to move your teeth. Picture your tooth resting in your
jaw bone. With pressure on one side from the archwire, the bone on the
other side gives way. The tooth moves. New bone grows in behind.
Types of Braces
Dr Bacchus is a specialist in orthodontics, practicing in Orangeville. Fixing bad bites is the job of the orthodontist – a dental specialist who diagnoses, prevents and treats dental and facial irregularities. By learning about tooth movement (orthodontics) and guidance of facial
development (dentofacial orthopedics), orthodontists are the uniquely trained experts in dentistry to straighten teeth and align jaws to create optimal facial harmony. If you are looking for an orthodontist, please call us for a consultation.