How Braces Work
Today, orthodontic treatment is simple, convenient, and affordable for patients of all ages, and an attractive smile is just one of many benefits. Other advantages include correctly aligned teeth, ideal dental fit, healthier gum tissue, and teeth that are easier to clean. Perhaps, most importantly, orthodontics almost always provides improved self-confidence.
Each patientís orthodontic treatment requires a plan based on a specialized diagnosis of the case. Diagnostic tools include x-rays dental impressions and photographs. Braces have one aim: to use gentle pressure to move teeth into proper alignment. Treatment time varies depending on age, patient compliance and the severity of the condition. Generally, treatment lasts less than 24 months and is facilitated by ideal patient cooperation.