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Braces are sets of wires and brackets cemented to the teeth. Over a
period of about 24 to 28 months, the wires are tightened and adjusted,
gradually applying enough force to move the teeth into alignment.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerWilliam F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
Current as ofAugust 9, 2016
Current as of:
August 9, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
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