Why wear braces after the teeth are visually straight?
Your dentist will ask you to keep the brackets in place after your teeth are visually straight. This is often because the roots of your teeth move slower than the visible parts. Specifics for your individual case will be provided to you by the doctor in the consultations prior to starting treatment. The extra time beyond straightening the teeth is spent to • Obtain the best smile • Correct the bite • Improve retention of the new tooth positions. 6 months is needed to allow the bone and soft tissues to reorganize around the new tooth position.