Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How are the Braces placed?

Many of our patients at Sondhi-Biggs -Hansen Orthodontics ask us about indirect bonding, a method of applying braces to the teeth in such a manner that an entire set of braces can be applied at once, usually in less than an hour. In many orthodontic offices, braces are placed on each tooth, one at a time. The procedure requires meticulous, long, painstaking sessions for both patient and doctor, to ensure each bracket is in the correct position, especially in the back of the mouth. Indirect bonding helps provide more accurate placement of braces, and therefore makes the process more precise, comfortable and efficient .

Indirect Bonding Process

Indirect bonding is a technique in which 3D scans are taken of the teeth. Then, 3D models can be printed from the scans. Most of the work for indirect bonding is done in the lab. It is a remarkable process that depends on our ability to make particularly accurate models of your teeth. Much detail goes into the accurate measurement and alignment of the model, since your mouth is naturally unique to you.

The braces are placed on the models of the teeth, exactly in the right place, fitted into the trays made on the model, and sealed and cured.

Setting the Braces

When you come to Sondhi-Biggs-Hansen Orthodontics to have your scan done, your braces are made from the 3D models of your own teeth. All that remains is a short appointment to fit the trays onto your teeth, align them, and separate the braces from the trays.

Your teeth will have to undergo some preparatory work in order to accept the braces. This involves preparing the surface of the teeth for the adhesive for the braces, as well as preparing the surfaces of any crowns. You will also have a short period to wait while the adhesive cures.

All the other work that would traditionally have been done while the patient is in the chair has been done on the models. By the time the orthodontist sees you for the appointment to place your braces, they are precisely aligned to your teeth, Visit our YouTube Channel on our website to view the basics of this process. Indirect Bonding is just another example of how Sondhi-Biggs-Hansen Orthodontics is "Smiles Above the Rest".

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