The special wire threaded into the braces applies a very gentle force to the teeth, which helps to gradually move teeth into their desired location.
A special digital camera is first used to scan a mould of the teeth into the computer. The computer is then used to calculate the ideal final location of the teeth. A guide is constructed from the computer’s calculations to help position of each of the braces on each of the teeth with extreme accuracy, to ensure that the movement of the teeth in the mouth precisely matches the digital plan.
Treatment using braces can often be combined with other appliances, which can help to modify the growth of the jaws to get a beautiful facial profile as well as straight teeth. Depending on the amount of tooth and jaw movement required, treatment can range from several months to a few years.