These are wire-based devices that are used for realignment/straightening of teeth/closing gaps between teeth.
How do braces work?
These devices are used to generate a controlled force within the mouth to move the teeth to the desired position that will improve the overall appearance and also the health of the remaining teeth in the oral cavity.
The most common type of braces you have heard of and are familiar with.
They’re made up of high-grade stainless steel and are simple, effective, and produce optimal results.
Apart from the metal bracket, it also consists of a metal wire, elastic bands, and ligatures.
What is a bracket?
Small metal fixtures are attached to the surface of your teeth.
They carry the metal wire and the remaining attachments that are used to move your teeth.
Pros: Metal braces are the least expensive.
Cons: They are the most noticeable of all types of braces.