Orthodontics

How Old Do You Have To Get Braces?

Braces are placed on teeth to straighten them. There are several reasons to seek orthodontic treatment.  Aesthetics, speech, breathing or chewing problems are the on the commonest. The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that initial orthodontic evaluation shall occur at age 7. In the majority of cases, orthodontic treatment isn’t required at this young age. …

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Types Of Braces

Braces are appliances that are put on the teeth to align them. They are composed of three main components; bands, brackets and archwire.  Bands are ring-shaped metallic components bonded to four first molars in the mouth. It has a central tube that provides support to the archwire. Brackets are square or rectangular-shaped components that are …

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