Band - A metal ring that fits securely around your molar (back) teeth.
Bracket - Made of either metal or ceramic, these pieces are bonded directly to each tooth and have a small slot in the center of them that hold the arch wire in place.
Elastic Tie - Small colorful circles used to tie the arch wire to the brace.
Hook - A small attachment on a bracket that is used to attach a rubber band.
Rubber Band - Used to slide teeth forward or backward on the wire.
Wire - A continuous wire that attaches to the brackets on each tooth and gently moves teeth into proper position.