How Do Braces Straighten Your Smile?

If you’ve been thinking about how much a straighter smile can improve your confidence, you’ve probably considered getting braces to align your teeth better. Braces help mold the shape of your teeth’s alignment, and can be used in conjunction with dentist veneers in Center City to leave you with a smile that’s white, bright, and will make you want to flash a grin as often as possible. But how do braces actually work to straighten your teeth and what can you do to help the process?

Most people think that once they lose their baby teeth, the adult teeth that grow in their place are permanently set. This is actually untrue as the location and position of your teeth are actually quite malleable compared to other bones in the body and can be shifted with consistent pressure.

Braces work by providing constant yet subtle pressure on teeth for a number of months and years through the use of wires, tensions and brackets that are attached to the enamel of your teeth. Over time, the position of the teeth will succumb to the pressure, and move along with the direction that the brackets are directing them.

While braces can help straighten nearly any smile, you may need a bit of pre and post work to help leave you with the best result possible. If you have teeth missing, our dentists in Center City Philadelphia can provide dental implants that serve as a natural alternative that will work in conjunction with the braces. After your braces are removed, you may also be given a retainer to wear at night to help keep the teeth from shifting back to their original placement.

If you’re ready to get on the path to a healthier and straighter smile, we here at Center City Emergency Dentist are here to help! Give us a call today at 215-315-7691 to schedule an appointment and learn more.