How do braces straighten crooked 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.
Read more about our low-profile metal brackets on the American Orthodontics patient brochure.
Metal brackets are still a standard in orthodontic care, due to their superior control of tooth movement & treatment efficiency of mechanics. Our metal braces utilize the latest in technology from American Orthodontics – these low profile metal brackets much smaller and sleeker in shape – increasing comfort and aesthetics for our patients. Metal braces are typically easier to maintain and keep clean – with less breakage than clear braces – both function similiarly in terms of treatment efficiency and tooth movement.