What Is Dental Braces?

The Basics of Dental Braces

Dental Braces are a fixed orthodontic appliance, which means they’re bonded to your teeth and stay there throughout your treatment. They exert gentle, steady pressure to shift the teeth into their ideal places. The end result is a beautiful smile and a healthy bite. At Gardner Orthodontics, all three of our doctors collaborate on your braces treatment, and throughout the process, they each review your case and work together to give you the best possible outcome. You’ll receive the benefit of each of their expertise and knowledge. To find out if Richmond braces treatment could benefit your smile, schedule a complimentary consultation.

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How do Braces Work?

Braces involve a system of brackets and wires. The brackets are bonded to your teeth with special adhesive. We then thread archwires through the brackets. The wires act as a track to guide the teeth into place. The pressure exerted by your braces is what moves the teeth in the desired direction.

Modern Braces Options

Braces today are more comfortable, attractive and effective than ever before. There has never been a better time to straighten your teeth with braces. While even conventional metal braces are more streamlined, we also offer self-ligating braces, which are more efficient, as well as clear braces for a discreet option.

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