ALEX BARTEL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALEX BARTEL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Dental braces fixed to the teeth of a girl. Fixed braces consist of metal brackets cemented to each tooth, with an adjustable wire threaded through each bracket. Braces (or ortho- dontic devices) are worn to correct poor alignment between upper & lower jaws (malocclusions) or overcrowding of teeth. Fixed braces are used when many teeth need repositioning as they give more precise control over teeth movement than removable braces.
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