Edina Orthodontics

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50th and France Office
(952) 926-2335
3939 W 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424
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(952) 831-1324
7373 France Ave.
Edina, MN 55435

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5 Parts of Braces Explained (Infographic) – Braces Edina

September 24th, 2013

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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.

#1: Bracket

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.

#3: Archwires

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.

#5: Ligature

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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