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296 Country Club Road
895 East Main Street
An orthodontist providing braces to children and adults throughout the Farmington Valley and Litchfield Hills.
Helpful Information for Braces
A. Ligature: The archwire is held to each bracket with a ligature, which can be either a tiny elastic or a twisted wire.
B. Archwire: The archwire is tied to all of the brackets and creates forces to move teeth into proper alignment.
C. Brackets: Brackets are connected to the bands, or directly bonded on the teeth, and hold the archwire in place.
D. Metal Band: The band is the cemented ring of metal which wraps around the tooth.
E. Elastic Hooks & Rubber Bands: Elastic hooks are used for the attachment of rubber bands, which help move teeth toward their final position.
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