Normal & Abnormal Bite
Abnormal immobility or fusion of the tooth to the surrounding bone. An ankylosed tooth does not move by orthodontic forces.
Lack of contact between a few teeth while other teeth are in contact.
An abnormal process during which roots become shorter.
An extra tooth, often malformed or erupting abnormally.
Any orthodontic device that we use to move your teeth.
AKA braces. Metal or ceramic pieces that are secured onto the teeth to hold the archwire in place.
A spring that fits between brackets and over the archwire to open space between teeth.
AKA colors. The tiny colored rings made of rubber that fits around a bracket to hold the archwire in place.
The process of refreshing orthodontic forces to move teeth to a new spot.
A surgical procedure to patch the gum where it lacks proper width and height.
An imprint of the teeth made by biting into a soft material that hardens into a mold of the teeth.