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Orthodontic Topics

Orthodontic Topics

1. what age should my child have an orthodontic evaluation?

2. Why is it important to have orthodontic treatment at a young age?

3. What causes crooked teeth?

4. How do teeth move?

5. Will it hurt?

 

Orthodontic Terms

Arch Wire
Band & Loop (B&L)
Brackets
Elastics (Rubber Bands)
Functional Appliances
Headgear
Herbst
Lower Lingual Arch (LLA)
Malocclusion
O rings
Occlusion
Palatal Widening Appliance
Retainers
Separator

 

Orthodontic Care

Appliance Care
Braces Care
Elastics Care
Proper Diet

 

Orthodontic Emergencies

Please feel free to contact the office if you are experiencing any discomfort or if you have any questions. Below are a few simple steps that might help if you are unable to contact us or if you need a “quick fix”.

Loose Bracket

Poking Elastic (Rubber Band) Hook

Poking Wire

Sore Teeth 

Wire Out of Back Brace