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There are three main components to such appliances, brackets, arch wires, and auxiliaries.
Brackets are attached to the teeth . The bracket helps to determine the final tooth position. The brackets can be made of metal or a clear ceramic material.
Archwires are the wires which are placed into the brackets. The archwire acts as a motor and provides a constant gentle force to move the teeth into the desired final position. These wires are made of metal ( stainless steel, nickel titanium or TMA ) . They can be coloured with tooth coloured coatings to make them somewhat less obvious. However, these coatings do have a tendency to breakdown between visits and may possibly slow down tooth movements