Braces Diagram

Getting To Know Your Braces
The picture and word descriptions are to aquaint you with your new appliances.
  1.  Band- Your braces on the back teeth, the "metal ring" that goes around the tooth.
  2.  Bracket- Your braces that are glued to the front of your teeth.
  3. Archwire- The main wire that connects all your teeth together.
  4.  Tie wire- Small wire that twists around a bracket to hold archwire in place.
  5. Alastic- "Color" that holds the archwire to the brackets.
  6.  Elastic- "Rubber band" attached from tooth to tooth to correct the bite.

If you ever have a problem with one of the appliances or if anything is broken or lost, please call us as soon as possible.  You can help us at home by checking your appliances every day to make sure that everything is correct in your mouth.




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