Braces can correct crooked and crowded teeth, a misaligned bite, and jaw problems. Braces also eliminate problems you may have with eating, speaking properly, or with keeping your teeth clean. With advancements in dental technology, traditional braces are now sleeker, smaller, and more comfortable.
Traditional braces consist of standard metal brackets that are placed on your teeth with an adhesive and connected by wire. They require periodic tightening so steady pressure can gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaw. While metal braces brackets are still the most common, there are various other options available such as ceramic brackets for front teeth etc.
How long you need to wear braces depends on your individual case, but most people wear braces from one to three years. After that, you’ll wear a retainer to make sure your teeth are held in the positions to which they’ve moved.