Braces are devices used in orthodontics to help reposition the teeth to improve function and aesthetics. Malocclusions or misalignment of the teeth between the arches of the jaw when it is closed, crooked teeth and other types of misaligned bites and flaws of the teeth and jaw are good candidates for braces. Braces can be worn to improve your look and/or to improve the structure and function of your mouth.
Because the teeth can move at any age, braces are not specifically for younger people. Even if you had braces in the past you can still benefit from getting them again. Getting braces as an adult has never been more affordable, they are less visible, and you can still improve your oral and general health by getting them. Not only will you achieve a better smile it can help you both socially and professionally.
Traditional wire braces
Traditional wire braces are the most common type of dental brace. These braces consist of orthodontic bands usually attached to the molars at each end of the arch. These orthodontic bands provide the support for the archwire.