An orthodontist corrects many alignment issues, which is why it can be tough for patients to understand what all of them mean.
When an orthodontist fits you for braces, she (or he) first must take impressions of your mouth. They cast molds of the configurations of your teeth, arch and gums.
People who wear braces must make an extra effort to keep their teeth clean. They maneuver around brackets, molar bands, arch wires, ligatures and, possibly, auxiliary components.
You’ve been looking at your smile in the mirror lately and noticed something has changed. Your lower front teeth have become crowded and crooked.