In the past, individual
bands, usually of stainless steel, were wrapped around and cemented
to each individual tooth. The band served to secure orthodontic
attachments. While effective, it created the “tin grin” look that
some patients found unappealing. Today, the practice of bonding
brackets directly on patients’ teeth is possible and are much less
Another innovation in
orthodontics is what is sometimes referred to as “Space Age” wires.
These new wires, which have been developed through the NASA space
program, are made from resilient metals which are more flexible
and retain a pre-formed shape.
These wires are easier
for orthodontists to apply and require fewer wire replacements,
which can reduce the number of visits to the orthodontist for adjustments.
The end-result often is less discomfort and shorter treatment time
for the patient.
Among a variety of materials,
BIDC also uses the Unitek Nitinol Archwire system. These archwire
systems provides the linear elasticity and bendability of high strength
steel. The Unitek Nitinol Heat Activated archwire thermally activates
super-elastic archwire. To date, only nickel titanium can deliver
the elastic working range making it easy for the Nitinol wires to
engage and delivers the light continuous forces that effectively
or Removable Appliances
Considerable publicity has been given
to functional or removable appliances (braces). While conventional
braces apply pressure directly to teeth, functional appliances are
used in different ways. Some are intended to influence growth of
the jaws in order to effect changes in facial structure. Some are
used to retain teeth in the corrected positions. They also are often
used prior to and in conjunction with conventional braces. Functional
appliances have been available for a long time, but new ideas and
techniques are now being used with them. Again, functional appliances
are not applicable to all cases and should be checked with your
Bands and Retainers
Elastics, the small rubber bands used
with braces, now come in colors from neons to pastels. Braces-wearers
can change their elastics to coordinate with their outfits, or they
can be festive for holidays.
Retainers, usually worn after the braces
are removed, can also be personalized and made in colors other than
the traditional roof-of-the-mouth pink.
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Camera | Dental Laser
| Ultrasonic Scalars | Digital
X-Ray Units | Laser
Tooth Whitening | Physiodispenser
| Orthodontic Technology | Sterlization
Techniques | Implant Systems
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