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Bands

Bands are metal tooth rings that go around the back molars and serve as anchors for the braces. They have hooks on them so that elastics can be worn.

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Bonding

The process of attaching brackets to your teeth using a special safe adhesive.

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Bracket

Brackets are the small metal or ceramic modules that are attached to each tooth. They serve as guides to move the teeth and hold the arch wire in place.

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Cephalometric X-ray

An x-ray of the head that shows if your teeth are aligned and growing properly within the jaws.

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Chain/Powerchain

A stretchable elastic chain that connects on the archwire, usually used to close spaces between the teeth.

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Consultation

A meeting with your orthodontist where your treatment plan is discussed.

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Debonding

The process of removing cemented orthodontic brackets from your teeth.

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Elastic (Rubber Band)

A small rubber band that is hooked between different points on your appliance to provide gentle, continuous pressure to move your teeth and/or jaws to their new positions. We offer regular or neon colors.

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Extractions

Extractions of impacted or problematic teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.

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Fixed Retainer

Fixed retainers consist of a metal wire bonded to the back of the teeth. Fixed retainers can stay in place indefinitely.

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Impressions

The first step in making a model of your teeth. You bite into a container filled with a rubber-type material. That material hardens to produce a mold of your teeth.

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