Braces consist of the combination of brackets and arch-wire, which apply a steady force to your teeth signaling the jaw bone to break-down and build bone in new places.
This process occurs continually over time to move teeth while strengthening the jaw that supports those teeth. Your body naturally produces new bone all the time, which is the process of bone remodeling. It is the pressure of the braces, rubber bands, and springs that send signals to your jaw to break down and build new bone over time, which make your teeth straight and beautiful.
Some benefits of having braces include:
- Teeth protection
- Improved eating
- Social benefits — especially for kids