What are the different braces available? What are the components of braces or fixed orthodontics?
Braces can be of different materials.
They can be of metal, or tooth colored composite or ceramic material.
The components of fixed orthodontics are:
- Braces or brackets are attached to the front surfaces of teeth. These can be of metal or of tooth colored ceramic material.
- Bands are metallic rings fixed over the molars for anchorage.
- Arch wire is the wire that passes through the brackets & is the active component in braces. This arch wire moves the crooked teeth into their desired positions.