Orthodontic braces are devices used to align and straighten teeth, improve bite, and enhance overall dental health and appearance. Braces consist of brackets, which are bonded to the teeth, and wires, which are threaded through the brackets and adjusted to apply gentle pressure to move the teeth into the desired position.
Braces can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, ceramic, and clear plastic. They are typically worn for several months to a few years, depending on the individual needs of the patient. Braces can correct a variety of dental problems, such as crooked teeth, overcrowding, overbite, underbite, and gaps between teeth.
Metal orthodontic braces are the traditional and most common type of braces used for teeth alignment. They consist of small metal brackets, which are attached to the teeth using a special adhesive, and a thin metal wire that runs through each bracket. Over time, the wire is tightened and adjusted to apply gentle pressure to the teeth and gradually move them into the desired position.
Metal braces are very effective at correcting a wide range of dental issues and are generally less expensive than other types of braces. They are also very durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. However, they are more visible than other types of braces and require proper care and cleaning to prevent tooth decay and other dental problems.
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Hook Orthodontics uses the best technology available to make our patients as comfortable as possible during their appointments and as satisfied as possible with the work that was done. Reach out to us today to learn more about digital braces by either calling us at 808.261.4696 or completing our user-friendly form online. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Your brand-new smile is waiting.