Braces are a series of wires and brackets attached to the teeth. Through gradually increasing pressure, braces force a person’s crooked teeth to align correctly. Patients wear braces for an average of two and a half years, and visit their orthodontist for routine tightening at 3 – 4 week intervals.
This technique loosens the teeth in their sockets, forcing new bone to grow around the tooth to support it in its new position. This is why realignment must be a gradual process; if it were done quickly, the patient would be at risk of tooth loss. …More on Invisible and High Tech Dental Braces