Fixed Braces

"Fixed braces" typically refer to orthodontic devices used to correct dental alignment issues, such as crooked teeth or improper bite. These braces are fixed in place and cannot be removed by the patient. They consist of brackets that are attached to the teeth and connected by wires, which are adjusted periodically by an orthodontist to gradually move the teeth into their desired positions.

Fixed braces are an effective way to address a variety of orthodontic issues, including:

  • Crooked Teeth: Braces can guide misaligned teeth into proper positions, improving both the appearance and functionality of the teeth.
  • Overcrowding: When there's not enough space in the mouth for all the teeth to fit properly, braces can create the necessary space by gradually shifting the teeth.
  • Gaps Between Teeth: Braces can also close gaps between teeth by moving them closer together.
  • Malocclusions: Malocclusions refer to problems with the bite, such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Braces can correct these issues by adjusting the alignment of the teeth and jaw.
  • Jaw Alignment: In some cases, braces are used to help align the jaws properly, which can improve both function and aesthetics.

Orthodontic treatment with fixed braces typically lasts for a period of months to a few years, depending on the severity of the alignment issues being addressed. During this time, patients visit their orthodontist for adjustments and check-ups to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned.

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