A wire that is used as the driving force along with the brackets to move teeth.
A small metal ring that is secured to a tooth with adhesive. A band is usually used on a posterior (back) tooth. It is not always necessary for a band to be placed.
This is the part of your braces that is secured to the front of your teeth for the purpose of engaging an archwire. Brackets can be fabricated from metal, ceramic or plastic.
Dental malalignment caused by inadequate space for the teeth.
The removal of cemented orthodontic braces.
Used to move teeth in prescribed direction.
A fixed appliance designed commonly for overjet problems.
The tissue that surrounds the teeth, consisting of a fibrous tissue that is continuous with the periodontal ligament and mucosal covering.
The process of acquiring representations of dental bone in either two or three dimensions.
Of or pertaining to the upper jaw.
Of or pertaining to the lower jaw.
A dental specialist who has completed an advanced post-doctoral course after becoming a dentist, accredited by the American Dental Association, of 2-3 academic years in the special area of orthodontics.
Surgery to alter relationships of teeth and/or supporting bones, usually accomplished in conjunction with orthodontic therapy. This procedure would be done by an Oral Surgeon.
Vertical overlapping of upper teeth over lower teeth.
Horizontal overlapping of upper teeth and lower teeth.
An scanned image will be taken of your teeth which will provide detailed information to help Dr Johnson make a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Any orthodontic appliance, fixed or removable, used to maintain the position of the teeth following corrective treatment.
The passive treatment period following active orthodontic correction during which retaining appliances may be used.