An orthodontic appliance is a very precise, carefully engineered tooth-moving machine made of tiny parts. The orthodontist will guide the teeth into a correct position by adjusting the braces. To help understand what is happening during treatment, you should learn about the parts of the braces. If you have a problem with your braces, refer to this diagram so you can accurately describe the problem when you call our office.
Roll your mouse over the part labels to view their defininitions.