ORTHODONTIC BRACKETS (BRACES): HOW DO THEY WORK?

Orthodontic treatment involves attaching brackets (braces) and wires or Invisalign and attachments to teeth - but how do they move teeth? Here I explain the components of braces and clear aligners (e.g. Invisalign and Sure Smile) and the biological principles involved in tooth movement.If you find the below information useful and are interested in coming to ART Orthodontics for an orthodontics consultation, please click the link below to book your complimentary consultation online. Book Complimentary Consultation with Dr Khatami www.artorthodontics.com Here are three general bracket types. A tube bracket – on the left. A twin bracket in the middle. A…

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THE ORTHODONTIST: EXAM, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT PLAN

A comprehensive orthodontic exam is the most important aspect of your treatment. A comprehensive exam allows your orthodontist to diagnose all the problems that contribute to imbalances in bite and the jaw relationship and compromise your smile and facial proportions. A proper diagnosis is essential in developing a customized treatment plan that is aimed to address the specific issues with your smile and your bite and meet your expectations. Dr. Khatami dedicates all the time that is needed to listen to your concerns, to thoroughly evaluate your facial proportions and harmony, your jaw relationships, your nose, chin, and lip positions…

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