Dental braces, also known as orthodontic braces, are devices used to correct misaligned teeth and jaws. They are commonly made of metal brackets and wires that apply gentle pressure to move the teeth into their desired positions gradually.
Braces are primarily used to address issues such as overcrowding, gaps, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. However, modern braces also come in various materials, including ceramic and clear aligners, making them less noticeable. The treatment duration typically ranges from several months to a few years, depending on the severity of the case. Regular adjustments are necessary to ensure progress and achieve a straighter, healthier smile.