If your desire is to straighten crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, braces may be the answer you’re looking for. Braces work by applying pressure to the teeth and jaws in order to move them into a desired position.

Changes in Orthodontic Technology

Braces are not the shiny mouthful of metal of years past. Many more options are now available. Teeth used to be fully banded. But today, brackets are bonded directly to each tooth’s surface. With some people it’s possible to place them behind the teeth, making them less noticeable.

Braces can be made with materials such as:

  • Stainless steel
  • Ceramic
  • Plastic