Braces fitted by an orthodontist are an integral part of preventive health care. Many people require an orthodontic treatment sooner or later in the course of their lives. For serious malocclusions, the teeth have to be moved directly and this is done with bonded metallic or acrylic components linked together via an archwire (fixed treatment with brackets).

Esthetically attractive teeth, well-balanced occlusion of the upper and lower teeth in functional harmony with the surrounding musculature are the prerequisites for a healthy stomatognathic system (teeth, mouth and jaws) with well-functioning temporomandibular joints and are hence an important factor for good health and quality of life.