Orthodontic braces popularly known as only braces are devices used in the procedures for straightening of the teeth as well as improving the regular function of the teeth. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusion, overbites, cross bites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws. Most of the individuals who have gaps in between there teeth are highly recommended for the dental braces. It ensures that the patients can smile with freedom without feeling the pressure of the way they will look while their smile in public or in social circles.
The application of braces moves the teeth as a result of force and pressure on the teeth. There are four basic elements that are needed to help move the teeth. These days, in the traditional braces procedures brackets, bonding material, arch wire, and ligature elastic are utilized for the alignment of the teeth. The teeth move when the archwire puts pressure on the brackets and teeth. Sometimes springs or rubber bands are used to put more force in a specific direction. This helps in providing the best and required course for the braces treatment of the respective patient.