adult braces

Braces

Even though orthodontics is a specialty that covers a vast array of treatments, much of our work centers around straightening teeth with braces.

Braces straighten teeth by applying a light, constant pressure to move the teeth into place. The membrane that holds a tooth is stretched on one side and compressed on the other. Because these membranes are delicate and need time to readjust, it is necessarily a slow process, which is why the average treatment time for braces is between one and two years.