What are the Real Benefits of Braces?
Braces are orthodontic devices that straighten teeth and correct improper bites. They typically consist of small metal or ceramic brackets attached to the front surface of your teeth and then connected to flexible metal wires. Braces work by gently applying continuous pressure to your teeth over a period of time (typically 6 to 30 months) to gradually move them into their ideal positions. Once your braces are taken off, you may need to wear a removable retainer to keep your teeth properly aligned.