Are you looking for braces for straight teeth and wondering how they work? Let’s take a look at how braces are created for straightening teeth.
Braces work by exerting constant pressure on teeth and jaws to change their position and alter the smile. The brackets glued to teeth hold the archwire in place which places pressure on teeth. Over time teeth move into the desired position.
We tend to think of our teeth as being connected directly to our jawbone, making it hard to imagine how they can be moved. But underneath your gums is a membrane surrounded by your bones that roots your teeth to your jaw. This membrane controls the position of your teeth, and it responds to the pressure being put on your teeth by braces.
Treatment lengths vary for every person, but typically people wear braces for one to three years. By following the instructions of your orthodontist carefully, you can ensure that you’re wearing your braces for the shortest time span that is possible.