What Are Braces?

Braces are simple devices made of light metal wires and tiny rubber bands
that are strategically attached to a patient’s teeth to straighten teeth
and treat a wide variety of other tooth and jaw related conditions. An
orthodontist, which is a dentist who specializes in aligning or reshaping teeth
and jawbones, provides this treatment.

Do I Need Braces?

When or if a person needs to get braces varies depending on the condition(s) that needs to be treated. Some patients will need braces more urgently than others. The purpose of the braces is to fix teeth or jawbones that have become improperly positioned. Other reasons to get braces are to improve appearance or to keep a current condition from becoming worse.