Orthodontics Archive

Will my Teeth get yellow or white stains after Orthodontic Braces?

Orthodontic Braces are a prolonged treatment option which requires anywhere from 1 year to 2 years of treatment and this means wearing Braces all this while. This tends to lead to discoloration of the teeth to some extent and after going through with the Orthodontic treatment, the last thing you want to see is your

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How to Stop or Prevent Ceramic Braces from Staining

Maintaining Dental Braces for Orthodontic treatment is a challenge, while Ceramic Braces or White Braces is a boon which has the same function as Steel or metal braces but is aesthetically much better giving a tooth like color and not making the braces look obvious. Apart from the benefits of the Ceramic Braces in comparison

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Advantages and Limitations of Removable Orthodontic Appliances

Removable Orthodontic Appliances are used in correction of Malocclusion cases which are mild as the amount of force exerted by the appliances are not heavy and not constant as seen in Fixed Braces. So an Orthodontist plans for Removable Orthodontic appliances in selected cases and it comes with many limitations which have to be kept

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Instructions for How to use Removable Orthodontic Appliances

Removable orthodontic appliance is a mechanical appliance that exerts pressure in a predetermined direction on the alveolar bone through the medium of the teeth with the help of bows, springs, screws or elastics. The word removable itself indicates that it can be removed for cleaning by the patient or by the orthodontist for any adjustment purpose.

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Bluetooth-enabled SmartByte retainer to improve patient compliance

For Orthodontic patients the use of a dental retainer is of utmost importance to improve the success rate of the treatment being offered. As we all know that the use and success of retainer’s depends on the patient compliance and in many cases we see that the patient neglect wearing the appliance and this leads

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Tooth or Dental Spacing – Causes and Treatment

Dental or Tooth Spacing is a very complicated yet simple complication which requires knowledge about types of spacing and what treatment plan is required. Spacing is a very common complication in Anterior teeth which has to be corrected to bring out the perfect smile everyone wish for. Treatments to close Dental Spaces is costly in many

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How to Decide and Choose Orthodontic Treatment

Every other person is having Malocclusion today and we do not know the exact reason for this whether it is because of Evolution, Environment or Genetics it is becoming very common for people to come to a Dentist asking for getting their crooked teeth straightened or in Dental Terms asking for Orthodontic Treatment. We all

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Forces Required for Orthodontic Tooth Movements

Orthodontic tooth movements are of various types depending on the amount of force and time duration the force is applied for. So for getting the correct type of tooth movement we need to maintain required amount of force. Bodily Movement: This is the most desirable type of tooth movement in Orthodontic treatment. Both the crown

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Edge and Centroid Relationship

What is Edge and Centroid Relationship: It is a measure as the distance between the perpendicular projections of lower incisor edge and centroid of upper incisor root on maxillary plane. What is Edge in Edge Centroid relationship: The tip of the crown most prominent lower incisor What is Cnetroid in Edge Centroid relationship: The Mid-Point

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What is Talons Cusp – Rare Facial Talons Cusp

Talons Cusp: It is an Accessory cusp seen in the Cingulum area of the Incissors and Canines of both Maxillary and Mandibular teeth. It is named as Talons Cusp because it resembles the Talon of an Eagle. A deep developmental groove present where the cusp joins the lingual portion of the tooth. It is considered

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Myofunctional Appliances types based on tooth borne and tissue borne, active an passive types

Myofunctional appliances in orthodontics are the appliances which take help from the Muscles to act on the desired treatment plan, as the name suggests the muscles are used to bring out desired function. Tooth Borne Passive Appliances: Activator, Bionator, Herbst Appliance Tooth Borne active appliances: Expansion Screws, Springs etc Tissue Borne Passive appliance: Frankel regulator

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Self Correcting Anomalies in Dentistry

Self correcting anomalies are termed as Transient malocclusion, these are not true malocclusion’s but mimic malocclusion during the normal development of dentition and occlusion. they do not need any corrective measures but get corrected themselves as they pass through the developmental stages . Self correcting Anomalies are classified based on the stages of tooth development

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Pliers used for Wire Bending in Orthodontics

Orthodontics is mainly comprised of Wire bending and using the properties of Wires in our favor to bring changes in tooth alignment. The various appliances like Adams Clasp, Full Clasp, Labial Bow,finger spring, canine re-tractors ….etc require various types of pliers for each type. There are two types of pliers for this Essential Pliers Optional

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Sutures Of Skull

Human skull has around 20 Sutures which means that the number of bones fusing together to form sutures are 40 and including the number of single bones in the Skull the number of bones in the human Skull during birth are 45 and the number of bones in adulthood are 22 bones. Sutures: Def: Sutures

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