Brackets Braces

Brackets braces:

In orthodontics, brackets braces are devices that align and straighten teeth along with helping position them so that they fit with respect to a person’s bite while improving dental health.


Component of brackets braces:

  • Clear Brackets:

Brackets braces for Some patients prefer ceramic brackets, since they make braces more “invisible”. They’re made of a material that closely matches the color of the teeth.


  • Bands:

An orthodontic band is a metal ring that fits around an archwire and the molars, or back teeth, in the mouth. The metal attachment is welded on the outside of the band where it connects to the archwire. Dental cement holds the metal band to the teeth.


  • Archwire:

When the doctor bends the archwire, the teeth follow suit and begin to move accordingly. The archwire is a wire which connects all of the brackets and bands together. As a consequence of its work, the brackets are aligned, helping the teeth align. A track of teeth can be seen gliding along an archwire when spaces are being closed.


  • Power And Energy Chain:

Rubber o-rings are connected in a chain, representing the power and energy chain. The rubber rings form a chain when attached to each other. As the chains stretch over the brackets, each ring goes around one bracket, causing the teeth to crowd closer together as the teeth try to contract. By using it, the teeth can be moved along the archwire as well as spaces closed. We offer many different colors of power chains ranging from clear to grey. The doctor team change them at every appointment, so you can choose a new color each time you see us!


  • O-Rings:

Each bracket is attached to the archwire by an o-ring, which doctor staff attaches to the brackets by stretching it over the archwire and around the corners. The archwire stays in place with self-ligating brackets without o-rings, as their small doors open and close. Besides being grey or clear to match the brackets, o-rings can also be painted any color you like.


  • Elastics (Rubber Bands):

Increasing tooth movement and satisfaction with sound oral health requires bulkier, more expensive elastics, which are rubber bands attached to brackets or bands placed on the upper and lower arches. Easily change the elastics every day so they remain effective in moving your teeth, as elastics tend to stretch out over time. No matter what color elastics you choose, we will give you plenty, so you will always have plenty on hand. You can use tooth-colored elastics or very colorful elastics. Wearing elastics faithfully as directed is crucial for a good result and getting your braces off promptly.


  • Separator:

A separator (spacer) is a small rubber band used to make space between the back teeth (molars) before they receive braces.It is usually used between molars that must be fitted with metal bands. The teeth are normally in close proximity. In order to accommodate the thickness of the band, your teeth will be slightly pushed apart by separators for a week. The separators will ensure that the band can fit around your teeth properly.


  • Palatal Expander:

It helps correct crossbite of the back teeth, where upper teeth hit inside of lower teeth, with a cemented extension attached to the upper back teeth. Palatal expanders are used to correct cross-bite, where upper teeth hit inside of lower teeth.


  • Herbst Appliance:

A Herbst Appliance is a device that affects growth in a healthy way. In contrast to a headgear, which can be removed, Herbst Appliances are cemented into place. By holding the lower jaw forward, it enables the lower jaw to grow as much as possible. Despite having a bit of a forward position in the lower jaw while wearing the Herbst appliance, the patient is able to open and close their mouth normally.


  • Retainers:

After braces have been removed and your teeth have shifted, retainers will hold your teeth in place. They are an integral part of successful orthodontic treatment.


  • Bonded Retainer:

When the braces are removed, patients may wear a bonded or fixed retainer made of wire, which is fixed on the inside of their lower front teeth.In order to keep a space between the upper front teeth closed, bonded retainers are sometimes used behind those teeth.


  • Power chains:

A power chain is a continuous band between teeth formed of rings of elastic or wire linked together. They are used primarily for narrowing spaces between teeth or for preventing them from opening. Like elastic ligatures, they are replaced during each adjustment.


  • Closed Coil Spring (CCS):

This spring is used to maintain space between teeth that are anchored by brackets. If there are two bracketed teeth and one without a bracket, or if a baby tooth falls out, the doctor will implement this spring to maintain the space.


  • Hooks:

A pair of these is used to attach elastics to the middle and lower jaw. The hooks can either be crimped onto the wire or be part of a bracket or band.


  • Steel ligature wire:

Depending upon the severity of the injury, it is sometimes so severe that the steel ligature wire is able to poke the lips or cheeks of the patient. The steel ligature looks like an elastic tie, but it is actually made of steel.


  • Bite Ramp:

As soon as your bite has changed enough, we remove the plastic blocks we attach to the back of your teeth. These tiny plastic blocks open up a deep bite, as well as prevent you from biting down on your braces and accidentally damaging them.


  • Headgear:

The retraction headgear and protraction headgear are external appliances that are used with braces to help realign the faces and jaws while you have braces on. They can be used to retract the upper jaw and protract the lower jaw during orthodontic treatment. This device, which is attached to the front of your teeth, moves the upper jaw forward and into proper alignment with the lower jaw. Protraction headgear has a strap that fits around the neck and is attached to the teeth. It is also possible to wear headgear that attaches to your braces, but people who have this kind of headgear only wear it if they need it. Not all patients will need headgear.