Millions of American adults, teenager, and children are currently undergoing some sort of orthodontic procedure, whether to correct crowding, spacing, or an irregular bite pattern, as well overbite and underbite treatments. But millions more Americans wonder if they need treatment. Here is a quick rundown of braces, their cost, and some of the latest advancements that may make the decision easier to make.
Braces are any orthodontic appliance that is designed to correct misaligned teeth. This is most commonly accomplished by attaching small brackets to the surface of the teeth and connecting them with wire. The wires are periodically and minutely adjusted, to slowly guide the teeth into a proper, efficient bite pattern. The brackets can be attached to the front surface (traditional metal brace Continue reading