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Traditional orthodontics uses wires and brackets to align crowded and crooked teeth. Even bite and attractive smiles are achieved with dental braces made of metal to produce neatly straightened teeth. The braces come with small and colourful metal brackets and wires that are heat activated to eliminate pain and facilitate easy speech.

Dental Solutions, Bangalore

At Dental Solutions traditional braces are used to correct a variety of oral issues such as crooked and misaligned teeth, overbite, underbite and jaw problems. The braces are made of high-grade stainless steel with archwires that are affixed to the teeth along with the metal brackets. Dr. Balu Subramanya performs a complete oral exam before performing the treatment. X-rays and impressions will determine the appropriate course of action. The components of traditional braces are:

Brackets: Small squares are affixed and bonded on the surface of each tooth with the help of a bonding agent; functionally they are handles for arch wires when teeth move; brackets can be metal, ceramic or plastic

Bands: The orthodontic bands are made of either stainless steel or tooth-coloured material; they act like anchors to the brackets

Spacers: Spacers are separators placed in between teeth to create space for the orthodontic bands

Archwires: Tracks attached to the brackets

Buccal tube: To hold the end of each arch

Ligatures: Tiny elastic rubber bands to hold the archwires

Facebow headgear: A wired gadget that enables the movement of upper molars back into the mouth; helps correct incorrect bites

After the braces are taken off a custom-made retainer which is a removable appliance is placed to help the teeth maintain their positioning.

The team of doctors at Dental Solutions provide expert and comprehensive consultations on traditional braces before the treatment.