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It is possible to have braces placed behind your teeth, according to the British Orthodontic Society. These type of braces, known as lingual braces, can only be fitted by orthodontists with special training. More »

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Colleen Cancio explains on HowStuffWorks that a person can straighten his teeth without braces by using aligners, retainers, contouring or veneers. Clear, plastic removable aligners are the most popular alternatives to b... More »

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To brush teeth with braces, remove elastic bands, if any, and any other removable parts, then brush with a soft-bristle toothbrush, according to WebMD. Rinse thoroughly with water. More »

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Invisible braces, commonly identified with the Invisalign brand, are removable braces that are fitted on an adult's or teen's teeth to straighten or realign the smile, according to WebMD. Impressions of the teeth are mad... More »

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A power chain for braces is a row of connected rubber O-rings, resembling a chain, that pulls the teeth closer together, states Paul S. Burkey, DDS. Each ring encircles one bracket of the braces, creating tension in the ... More »

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Spacers tend to hurt more than the actual braces because spacers are placed in between the teeth to make room for the metal rings, which are attached to the teeth. The pain of having spacers placed lasts for a couple of ... More »

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Colleen Cancio explains on HowStuffWorks that a person can straighten his teeth without braces by using aligners, retainers, contouring or veneers. Clear, plastic removable aligners are the most popular alternatives to b... More »

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