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10. Picture of Orthodontics (Braces)

Picture of Orthodontics (Braces)
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Braces can correct crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, and can improve the health and appearance of anyone's smile, adult or child. Braces work by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction. As the teeth move, the bony tooth changes shape as pressure is applied.

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on August 03, 2010

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Text: "Dental Braces and Retainers", WebMD Medical Reference

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