Devices of made of various materials which are used to correct the crowding, spacing, or malalignment of teeth. Braces may be metallic in nature bonded to the fron of teeth or may be a clear plastic aligner fitting over the teeth.
Appliances used to move teeth and jaws into the correct position
Pertaining to an orthodontic appliance that corrects dental irregularities (over crowding or spacing).
a scene in which a female has braces on her teeth.
Braces are put on teeth to help correct rotated teeth, too large of spaces, crowding or misalignment of teeth. Newer techniques today allow for wire frames to be worn that can spread open the arch if it is too small, or pull one side of the jaw to correct for overlap on one side only. In addition, clear brackets and brackets that can be bonded inside the teeth are making braces a good option for many adults today.
An orthopedic appliance or apparatus applied to the body, particularly the torso, arms, and legs. These appliances may support the weight of the body, correct or prevent deformities, or control involuntary movements.
Metallic bands and appliances used to move teeth for correction of the bite and tooth position.
See fixed appliance.
Dental appliances used to exert pressure to straighten misaligned teeth.
Devices used by orthodontists to gradually reposition teeth to a more favorable alignment
smaller timbers placed diagonally between posts and girts or plates to make a structure more rigid
The lay term for the collection of appliances the Orthodontist places on the teeth to align them.
Fixed orthodontic appliance that corrects irregularities in tooth or jaw alignment.
Devices used by orthodontists to gradually reposition teeth. There are several varieties of braces, from invisible, i.e., placed on the interior of the teeth rather than the exterior, to plastic to metal appliances. See "Braces (Orthodontics)."
Rigid and semi-rigid appliances and devices commonly used to support a weak body part or to restrict or restrain motion in a diseased or injured part of the body. Braces do not include elastic stockings, elastic bandages, garter belts, arch supports, orthodontic devices, or other similar items. Return to