Dental braces are appliances used to correct misaligned teeth. Traditional braces can also correct bite and jaw problems. You or your child may be experiencing issues with eating, speaking properly or keeping your teeth healthy and clean due to misaligned teeth. Luckily for you, today’s braces are sleeker, smaller, more discreet and more comfortable than ever before!
What Are Braces Made Of?
Traditional braces are made of small metal brackets that adhere to your teeth. A thin metal wire then joins the metal brackets together. Sometimes rubber elastic material may be used to help with the treatment. Over the course of treatment, your braces will be adjusted periodically so constant pressure can continually straighten and align your teeth or jaw.
Clear bracket options exist for individuals who are concerned about the appearance of shiny metal brackets on their teeth. Clear braces and traditional metal braces function the same. The only difference is their appearance.
To learn more about getting braces in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and which option might be best for you or your child, please call Lockett Orthodontics at 719-309-6823 to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist, Dr. Rhoda Lockett!