April 06, 2009

Braces color, should I go colored or white?

On a previous post we talked about those little O-like colored rubber bands called ligatures, now let’s talk aesthetics for all you “dental fashionistas”…

Braces colors are like the rainbow, and considering that wearing braces is far from favoring to our looks, having the chance top choose our braces color is such a luxury.

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April 03, 2009

Braces ligatures, what are they?

If you are getting your braces soon you should know the dentist will place little rubber bands called ligatures that have the noble duty of fixing the archwire to the braces.

These ligatures will be changed on a frequent braces determined by your dentist (I get mine changed every weekend or once every two weeks).

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April 01, 2009

Braces bands, what are they?

Let’s set the record straight: braces bands are made of stainless steel, not rubber and they can only be removed by your dentist when your orthodontic treatment ends.

Braces bands are as metal covers placed around the upper and lower molars that serve as anchorage for the arch wire.

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