Village Family Dental offers orthodontic dentistry services for both children and adults, including the application of braces. Braces use constant, gentle pressure to move teeth over time into their proper positions. The three main components of your braces, the brackets, the arch wire, and the elastics, work together to create the right amount of pressure to move teeth. In order for this force to remain constant, elastics must be worn all the time and changed every day.
Different Types of Braces
Metal braces are the most popular with kids and teenagers. They love using different colors of ligature ties. With new technology improvements, these braces are smaller than ever before.
Translucent clear ceramic braces are the most popular with adults. You have to be very close to someone to be able to see them. However, because they are a ceramic material, they are more fragile.