Orthodontics Braces – How Do Teeth Straighten Braces Work?

If you have crooked teeth, braces can be a life-changing experience! They are an incredibly effective form of orthodontic treatment that can help to align your teeth and give you the beautiful and confident smile that you’ve always wanted. But how exactly do they work to straighten your teeth? In this blog post, we’ll explore the way dentists safely reposition the teeth over time.

The Basics of Braces

They have three components: brackets, archwires, and ligatures (or “elastics”). Brackets are small metal squares bonded to your teeth with a dental adhesive. Archwires are thin wires that run through the brackets and apply pressure to move the teeth. Ligatures (or “elastics”) are rubber bands that hold the archwire in place on the brackets.

Braces Function

Now that we know the basics, let’s talk about how they work to straighten your teeth. It all has to do with pressure and physics. When you bite, a certain amount of pressure will be exerted on your teeth. This pressure helps your teeth stay in place. However, when your teeth are crooked or misaligned, this pressure is not uniformly applied. That is what causes your teeth to become crooked or misaligned in the first place.

They work with the same principles of pressure and physics to move your teeth into their proper positions. By applying pressure to certain areas of your teeth, braces can gradually move them into their correct positions over time. And once your teeth are straight, your smile will stay straight!

The Dental Care Clinic in Newcastle offers a range of orthodontic treatments, from braces to Invisalign, that can help improve the appearance of your teeth. We have a team of experienced dentists who will work with you to find the best treatment for your needs.

Just think—in some years, you’ll have a straighter smile. Thanks for reading this, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions about orthodontic treatment.