Definition of Dental braces (orthodontics)

Reviewed on 6/3/2021

Dental braces (orthodontics): Dental braces (orthodontics): The use of devices to move teeth or adjust underlying bone. Teeth can be moved by removable appliances or by fixed braces. Crowding of teeth can require extraction of teeth. Retainers may be necessary long after dental braces are placed, especially with orthodontic treatment of adults.

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