Traditional braces are the age-old way to straighten teeth and have been used for decades. At Lane Cove Orthodontics, they remain one of our preferred treatment methods.
How do traditional braces straighten teeth?
To move into a straighter position, our teeth need gentle force applied to them. This is how traditional metal braces work. Using a system of brackets (which are attached to the surface of your teeth) and archwires (which connect the brackets), this system uses small elastic bands (also known as ligatures) to apply pressure.
Each time you come and see us for an consultation (approximately every six to eight weeks), our orthodontist will tighten the archwire to encourage your teeth to move just a little bit more towards their desired position.