How does orthodontic treatment work?

Braces use steady gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into their proper positions. The method of applying this force may vary (e.g., braces, Invisalign), but how it works is the same. The appliance or brackets are placed on your teeth with a very light continuous force directed toward the position we want the tooth to be. The body, in its attempt to relieve this light force, adjusts the biologic support around the teeth allowing the teeth to move toward, and eventually occupy, their new, more ideal positions.