Braces

Mouth of someone with braces, showing ceramic braces on top and metal braces on the bottom

Braces are sets of wires and brackets cemented to the teeth. Over a period of about 24 to 28 months, the wires are tightened and adjusted, gradually applying enough force to move the teeth into alignment.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics

Current as ofAugust 9, 2016

Current as of: August 9, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics