Banding: – The process of attaching orthodontic bands to your teeth.
Bonding:- The process of gluing brackets to your teeth using a particular gum.
Cephalometric X-Rays: – An x-ray of the head that proves whether your teeth are positioned and are growing properly.
Consultation:- An encounter with your orthodontist where he/she talk about and plans out your treatment program.
Debonding:- The removal of attached orthodontic brackets.
Debanding:- The removal of attached orthodontic bands.
Impressions:- The initial step in devising a model of your teeth. You bite into a container filled with a rubber type material, which hardens to form a mould of your mouth.
Interceptive treatment:- This is an orthodontic treatment that is ordinarily done when you are 6-10. The aim of interceptive orthodontic treatment is to render orthopaedic intervention, thus making your dental treatment quicker, easier and less painful at a later stage.
Ligation:- The procedure in which an archwire is glued to the brackets on your teeth.
Ligating:- An adjective used to name the constituents used to attach archwires to brackets. To site an example, a ligating module is a fine plastic piece that goes over the brackets to hold in your archwire.
Tightening:- A procedure that occurs every 3-6 weeks during you dental braces treatment. Your orthodontist either makes adjustments and alterations to the strings in your braces or changes the strings.
Panoramic x-rays:- An x-ray taken by a machine that rotates around your head to give your orthodontist a picture of your teeth, jaws, patient’s nasal area, surrounding bone from which the orthodontist can deduct necessary information.
Photographs:- Extra-oral (photographs of the face) and intra-oral photos(photographs inside the mouth) will be taken throughout the treatment.
Wax bite:- A process to estimate how well your teeth come together. You bite a sheet of wax. The orthodontist examines the bite marks left on the wax sheet and relates the upper and lower models of your teeth together.