Beyond a better appearance, straight teeth directly contribute to a stronger bite, easier speech, and healthier teeth and gums. Properly aligned teeth and jaws may also reduce the chances of painful TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues caused by malocclusion (or "bad bite"). When performed early enough in life, a proper treatment can generally bring the teeth and lips into proportion with the jaws and face, and correct problems that would otherwise require more serious and costly care later in life.
CLASSIC METAL BRACES
The two main components of your braces are the brackets that are placed on your teeth, and the wire that connects them. The bracket is a piece of shaped metal or ceramic that we affix to each tooth. The wire is bent to reflect your “ideal” bite and it is threaded through the brackets. As the wire tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure to move your teeth. As the tooth moves to its intended position, new bone grows in the space it leaves behind.
Metal braces are the most popular with kids and teenagers. They love using different colors of ligature ties. These braces are much smaller than ever before. Self-ligating metal brackets reduce friction between brackets and wires by eliminating use of ligature ties. Thus, it can reduce total treatment time