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How Do Braces Work?

Posted on 12/5/2022 by Office
How Do Braces Work?Braces are devices made of metal or ceramic, bonding material, and wires that you can use to correct crooked teeth. The braces can be very effective, especially if the person using them follows the dentist's instructions. We have prepared a guide on how these braces work.

How Braces Move Teeth

Braces exert pressure on your teeth hence moving them. Contrary to what you believe, the teeth can be moved. They can be moved because the position of your teeth is controlled by a membrane, which responds to pressure put on your teeth by braces.

How Braces Correct Overcrowding

Overcrowding happens when either your jaw is too small or you have teeth that are too large. Braces move the individual teeth forward, back, or across to make enough room for the teeth to sit side by side. If this doesn't work, orthodontics may consider giving you an expander to increase the jaw's size or extract your tooth to make more room for the teeth to sit side by side.

How Braces Correct an Overbite

An overbite is an overlap of the top and lower teeth which may make you have trouble chewing. Orthodontics may use braces to slowly move your upper front teeth up to treat an overbite. The braces apply constant pressure influencing the teeth to position themselves in the desired positions.

How Braces Move Teeth Forward

Braces can move teeth toward the lip. The orthodontic has to place an archwire with shape memory to do this. The archwire can pull the teeth forward.

Do Braces Hurt?

It is a common question that people ask. When a dentist is installing the braces, it shouldn't hurt. However, you can feel uncomfortable during the days following the initial placement. If you experience pain due to braces, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers for relief.
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