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What are braces?
Dental braces are appliances used to correct misaligned teeth. Orthodontists use braces to achieve the following treatment goals:
- Adjust twisted teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Correct malocclusions
- Straighten crooked teeth
Metal, ceramic, plastic, and polyurethane resin are used to make braces.
What are the different types of braces?
You can select from several types of braces when pursuing adult orthodontic care in Reno.
Traditional braces are metal braces. Metal brackets are bonded to your teeth with an adhesive. Elastics prevent the brackets from shifting and connect the brackets and metal wires. The wires are tightened periodically, ensuring the braces move the wearer’s teeth to the correct location.
The critical difference between traditional and clear braces is the material used to make the brackets. Clear braces are made from ceramics; they’re either tooth-colored or clear, making them harder to see.
Invisible braces are available in Reno. These braces aren’t bonded to your teeth. They’re plastic, removable braces you can take out when you’re eating. Removing them lets you brush your teeth and braces separately.
How do braces work?
Braces apply steady pressure to move the wearer’s teeth to the desired placement. They don’t apply much pressure, so they don’t dislodge teeth from your gums.