Knowing Your Braces

A. Brackets Metal or clear attachments which are bonded directly to the teeth.

B. Archwire Runs through a slot in the brackets to provide pressure to slowly move teeth.

C. Bands  (Molar)  Metal rings which are cemented around the molar teeth.

D. Modules Coloured or clear tiny elastics that tie the archwire into the bracket.

E. Ligature Wire Tiny wires that tie the archwire into the bracket

F. Hooks Used to attach elastics (rubber bands).

G. Coil Spring  Fits between brackets and over archwires to hold or expand space.

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