Braces are such a common smile solution nowadays. Chances are, you know more than a handful of people who have worn braces. But, there are several moving parts when it comes to braces. So, here is what you should know to make sure you and your orthodontist in South Florida understand each other:Overbite: This is when the upper teeth protrude further than or completely over the bottom teeth. It sometimes gives the appearance of teeth sticking out.Underbite: This is the opposite of an overbite. So, the lower teeth protrude out further than the upper teeth.Crossbite: A crossbite is when some upper teeth lie inside of the lower teeth rather than resting on the outside of the lower teeth.Overcrowding: Sometimes there is not enough room in the jaw for all of your teeth. So, on the arch, adult teeth may rotate when they erupt through the gumline.
Brackets:Brackets are the base for your braces. Your dentist will attach the little squares to the tooth and have slots for wires to fit through them. The brackets will not move throughout the process.Bands: Bands are metal components that fit around the molars. Should you need them, your orthodontist will customize them.Arch Wire: The archwire fits through the brackets and puts pressure on the teeth to shift them.Rubber Bands: Rubber bands, or elastics, are little circles that can be removed. They are attached to bracket hooks and can connect the upper and lower teeth. They apply more pressure.
Our orthodontists have the skill and talent to transform your smile and leave you looking and feeling radiant. So, if you are looking for an orthodontist in South Florida, contact us at TLC to learn more about our services!