Ligature Tie (colour & steel)

Ligature Tie (colour & steel)

Braces Ligature Tie (colour & steel) The archwire is held to the brace by means of a ligature tie. This tie fits under the corners of the brace, but over the archwire. This is needed to tighten the archwire into the brace. Ligature ties are usually little rubber...
Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic)

Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic)

This is used to correct the jaw deformities in non-growing patients. For example, if the lower jaw is too far behind the upper jaw, then the lower teeth are also too far behind the upper teeth. In order to line up the teeth, you need to move the lower jaw forward and...
Invisible Braces

Invisible Braces

Several different types of braces are called invisible braces. Clear braces are called this because it is difficult to see them, unless you are very close to a person. Lingual braces are also called invisible, because they are on the inside of the mouth and you do not...

Interceptive Treatment (Phase 1)

There can be many different types of interceptive treatment, but the common goal is to stop a problem early enough so that it does not have seious consequences later on. This is done in young children, before they have lost all of their baby teeth. Not many people...

Impressions

Taking an impression involves placing a putty-like material in a mouth tray and positioning the tray over the teeth. It is held in position for about a minute, until the material hardens to the consistency of Jell-O. An exact copy of teeth is obtained in this way....