Braces are available in different materials such as, clear plastic, ceramic and nickel metal. The underlying biology of tooth realignment remains essentially the same. They are often used to correct under bites, as well as malocclusions, cross bites, over bites, deeps bites, open bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the jaw and teeth.

Cosmetic or structural?

Dental braces can be used for either structural or cosmetic purposes. Braces are often used alongside other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaw and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaw.

Braces are attached to the crowns of the teeth, resulting in stresses along the tooth roots and within the rope-like periodontal ligaments that tether teeth to bone. That’s where the biology kicks in. The periodontal ligament, strained to accommodate the stress, alters its normal blood flow, allowing specialized cells to dissolve bone in the tooth socket and gradually move the tooth away from the pressure. As the tooth moves, bone forming cells fill in behind to permanently reposition it in a straighter, more desirable position.

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MikeThe Molar Dental Centre offers affordable custom tailored orthodontic solutions to our clients, ensuring they receive the most suitable and desired orthodontic procedures, resulting in healthy beautiful smiles.