September 24th, 2013
There are 5 Parts of Braces – Braces Edina
We break down the different parts so it is easier to understand all the hardware involved in braces.
Brackets are connected to the bands, or directly bonded on the teeth, and hold the archwire in place.
#2: Metal Bands
The band is a cementing ring of metal which wraps around the tooth.
The archwire is tied to all of the brackets and creates force to move teeth into proper alignment.
#4: Elastic Hooks and Rubber Bands
Elastic hooks are used for the attachment of rubber bands, which help move the teeth toward their final position.
The archwire is held to each bracket with a ligature, which can either be a tiny elastic or a twisted wire.
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