Braces are sets of wires and brackets cemented to the teeth. Over a period of about 24 to 28 months, the wires are tightened and adjusted, gradually applying enough force to move the teeth into alignment.
Current as of: July 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics