how do metal braces work?


How do they move the teeth? Is the bracket placed on in a certain way that then straightens out so the wire is completely straight? I have Damon ceramic braces with the “doors” and can’t seem to figure it out

In: Engineering

I had metal braces with rubber bands that connected each metal brace to one another. The rubber bands provided tension on the teeth to move them.

All braces pretty much work the same although they may go about it in different ways. They simply push your teeth into place using tension. The traditional style braces use wires or rubber bands to pull the teeth overtime. Every now and then things have to be tightened back up as the teeth migrate into place.