How Braces Work

Appliances that Straighten & Align Teeth

Orthodontic braces correct position teeth to ensure a proper bite and improve dental hygiene.

Braces are a combination of brackets, wires and bands.

This force corrects malocclusions including: underbites, overbites, crossbites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaws. The end result is normal occlusion or straight teeth.

How Your Teeth Move

A simplified explanation of how braces work is–braces apply force and pressure to teeth to move teeth into proper position. Force and pressure applied to the teeth activates the roots and bones of the teeth.

Your Dental Bones at Work

Cells in the body called Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts add and remove bone. When wires place force on the bracket slots of braces it puts pressure and tension on the periodontal ligaments of the tooth roots. This action causes remodeling of the bone and tooth movement.

Your body is amazing.


New techniques and materials today make orthodontic
treatment more comfortable than ever. Discomfort, if any, is shortlived.

– American Association of Orthodontists

Great smile. Great lifestyle. Great benefits for you.

Your Health

With crooked teeth increased dental plaque buildup is common. Bacterial proliferation between teeth increases potential for gum disease and can lead to heart problems. Straight teeth eases hygiene and can improve your health.

Your Success

Your smile is one of the first things people notice when meeting you. A smile is a big part of making a first impression. A smiling face tells people that you’re positive, outgoing and worth getting to know.

Your Relationships

Emotions are contagious. When you smile your brain releases endorphins and serotonin which improves mood and relieves stress. Smiling makes you feel better inside and appear more attractive to others.

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