Your Guide to Common Orthodontic Terms
You will likely find your entire orthodontic experience to be more enjoyable if you understanding what is happening, why, and the final results it will bring. Some of the orthodontic terms your orthodontist may use include:
Brackets : these are the metal, acrylic, or ceramic appliances that your orthodontist cements to your teeth at the beginning of treatment. They hold the arch wire and help facilitate the movement of the teeth.
Ligatures : these are the tiny rubber bands or wires that wrap around the bracket and hold them tight between orthodontic appointments.
Arch wire : these are the wires that are threaded between the brackets over your teeth, and are what your orthodontist adjust to apply the right amount of pressure in the right areas for proper movement.
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