Orthodontic appointment for bonding and fixing up the appliance usually takes about 30-45 mins per arch. Since it’s a time consuming procedure, many orthodontists prefer to have them split into two appointments upper arch and lower arch procedures. The process of attaching braces to the teeth, requires effective bonding of material to the enamel of teeth.
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There are two main types of bonding
Indirect bonding – method of applying brackets in a way that an entire set of braces can be applied.
Direct bonding – method of applying brackets on each individual tooth one at a time.
Although each have their advantage and disadvantages, direct bonding is most commonly used by all orthodontists.
Bands or rings are placed on the back molars. An advantage of using molar band is to have increased stability of attachment on a large tooth in a very highly active part of the mouth. They provide additional attachment tubes for head gear and other external appliances.
The process of placing bands on the molars involves the following:
When braces are first placed and then later adjusted, some tightness is felt, which naturally leads to soreness, for a day after the first appointment. This is because of the arch wires tightening the teeth into position. Over the counter pain relievers are recommended to help relieve this pain. Soreness and pain will be improved and completely go away in a week time.
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