Types Of Braces At Your Walnut Grove Orthodontist
Here are some examples of appliance systems that we employ at Walnut Grove Orthodontics.
There are orthodontic bracket systems that claim to be faster. This is supported if that refers to the time needed to change an orthodontic arch wire. However, treatment times themselves do not seem affected.
Care must be taken to avoid certain crunchy or sticky foods. Crunchy foods can pop brackets off the adhesive bonded to the tooth. Sticky foods can become trapped in the crevices around brackets and can cause cavities. More information can be found in Orthodontic Hygiene.
Metal brackets are the traditional braces which allow placement of coloured elastics.
Iconix™ Aesthetic Braces
Iconix aesthetics braces deliver the beauty and comfort that you deserve. A light gold finish that blends beautifully with teeth for a low profile, comfortable design.
Mini Implants or Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)
Mini-implants offer fixed anchorage to assist the efficiency of your orthodontic treatment.
- Space closure for extraction cases or to avoid the need for dental implants when permanent teeth are congenitally missing
- Tooth uprighting
- Open bite correction alternative to orthognathic surgery
- Intrusion of teeth for Open-Bite Correction (See Before and After Photographs – Non-surgical Open-Bite)
- Class II molar correction with Mini-implants instead of headgear or extraction of permanent teeth
Below are the pictures of a TAD placed between Dr. Standerwick’s teeth!
There is a system that will overcome the bone biology. Wilckodontics, part of your Langley braces options, requires a surgical procedure to decorticate (make holes or troughs in the thick cortical bone around teeth) which is believed to cause a Regional Acceleratory Phenomenon (RAP). During the RAP, the bone remodelling rate is increased and allows an increase in the rate of tooth movement; theoretically, the risk of root resorption would be less (67% of the risk of root resorption is the genetic contribution of bone physiology). The surgical procedure requires and increased cost and the orthodontic fees are the same as treatment needs do not change but instead are accelerated.