Orthodontics an Overview
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry dealing with irregularities of the teeth and concerned with the treatment of improper bites as means of braces or invisalign. Orthodontic treatment can help fix the patient's teeth and set them in the right place.
Types of Braces and Appliances
Metal Braces Clear Braces
Step by Step Process of Braces
1. Consultation Visit
Doctor will do an evaluation of the patient and determine the following:
In this appointment we will also take pictures and a Panoramic and Ceph X-Rays. 30-45 minutes
2. Initial Bonding
Doctor will place the brackets on the patient and the spacers (the spacers will make room for the bands). In this appointment we will also take impressions to do Orthodontic models.If the spacers come out, patient will have to return to re-place them.This appointment can be schedule as soon as possible after the Consultation visit and patient has to have the Dentist Letter stating that the patient is caries free and had their cleaning within the last 6 months.1.5 hours.
Doctor will take out the spacers and place the bands
By this appointment patient must have hade their extractions done if they were needed.
If extractions were not done, then we cannot place the wire. This appointment is done 1-2 weeks after the Initial Bonding visit.
4. Adjustment visit
These appointments are done after the Banding visit and will be scheduled every 4-weeks.
This is normally the only type of appointment that will be scheduled from this point on until the Deband visit (this appointment is to remove the braces).
5. Deband Visit
This appointment is to remove the braces.
In this appointment we will remove the braces and provide the patient with retainers.
6. Final Records Visit
In this appointment the patient will come to take final pictures, final X-rays and final models.
In this appointment we will also check if the retainers are fitting properly.
This appointment is done 2-4 weeks after the Deband visit.
Step by Step Process of Invisalign
2. Impression Visit
3. Delivery of Aligners Visit
4. Adjustment Visit
5. Deband Visit