Braces help to straighten teeth by applying steady, gentle pressure. Traditional braces involve brackets, which are placed on the teeth, and a wire, which connects the brackets. The wire guides the brackets to move your teeth into position for an ideal, straight smile! Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, straightening your teeth with braces is faster, more effective, and more comfortable than ever before. In addition to making your smile more attractive, braces can help to improve your oral health by preventing dental problems, including:
- Abnormal wear of tooth surfaces
- Inefficient chewing function
- Excessive stress on gum tissue and supporting bone
- Misalignment of the jaw joints
- Tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease
Braces are effective for patients of all ages, from children to adults. For more information about traditional braces and our other orthodontic treatments, we invite you to call our office in Albuquerque today! Our friendly staff members at Anderson Orthodontics, PC are always happy to answer your questions!