Types of Braces
How Braces Work
Braces work by gradually and steadily applying pressure to your teeth. The wires shift the brackets, which in turn move your teeth into position. The rubber bands improve alignment, helping your teeth to line up in the right way.
Who Is Eligible for Braces?
If you have bite problems, whether it’s overbite, underbite or crooked teeth, you may be a good candidate for braces. Usually, it’s much better to have braces earlier in life rather than later. However, you can have them as an adult as well. Dr. Feldman can do an evaluation to help you determine whether braces are right for you.
Braces Aren’t as Noticeable as They Once Were
Today’s braces have come a long way. You can get clear braces, tooth-colored braces, or even behind-the-teeth braces in some cases. Brackets are smaller and slimmer than ever, making braces both more comfortable and less obvious than they were years ago. Teens and adults also have the option of invisible aligners for teeth straightening (Invisalign®) instead of traditional braces.