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Patient Information (Fixed Appliances)

fixed Appliances, cleaning instructions, eating habits , handling emergencies and oral hygiene visit our website for more information: www.octagonorthodontics.com High Wycombe Beaconsfield Denham London, Ealing Fixed 01494 513797 01494 681367 01895 831 049 0208 566 9567 Appliances A fixed brace is an orthodontic appliance which cannot be removed from the mouth by the patient. Amongst teenagers, fixed braces are commonly known as “train tracks” which can be used to treat children and adults alike. Fixed braces are one of the most effective ways of straightening teeth. They can be used in combination with removable or functional CBA braces and while a fair number of patients benefit from more than one type of brace, most will have fixed braces. it is important to familiarise yourself with the different components that make up your fixed brace. SEPARATORS (NOT SHOWN) to mAke it more comfortAble for you, before to mAke spAce between your bAck teeth to DBRACESETALMneedyAmwece,AbrfixedyourofrtApcingApl Allow the bAnds to go into plAce. slowly over A few dAys, sepArAtors gently move certAin teeth slightly ApArt to Allow us to AccurAtely plAce bAnds on your next Appointment. this cAn cAuse temporAry BANDS (NOT SHOWN) soreness thAt will go AwAy in Afew dAys. rinsing with wArm sAlt wAter cAn help these Are thin bAnds or rings of metAl, cArefully fitted to the relieve the soreness. IT IS IMPORTANT TO CALL THE PRACTICE FOR ADVICE IF YOU LOSE tooth And then cemented in plAce. they hAve either Atube or ONE,OR MORE OF THE SEPARATORS. hook AttAched so thAt the wire cAn be held in plAce. A. LIGATURE OR MODULE C. BRACKETS D. ELASTIC HOOKS & RUBBER BANDS A ligAture is A tiny wire And A module these Are smAll squAre shApes not every pAtient needs to weAr elAstics. these Are smAll is A tiny elAstic, both of which cAn be which Are cemented directly rubber bAnds which Are AttAched to hooks on your used to hold the Archwire in plAce on onto eAch tooth. the Arch brAckets to cAuse A continuous, gentle force to help eAch brAcket. wire is then plAced through individuAl tooth movement or to Align one Arch to the the brAcket. we use three next. if you Are required to use them pleAse note thAt B. ARCHWIRE types of brAckets metAl, gold they Are speeding up the dAy you get your brAces off so it these Act As A guide or trAck, Along And cerAmic. is in your best interests to weAr them. TEETH HAVE NEVER which the teeth Are to be moved. they FAILED TO MOVE WHEN ELASTICS ARE WORN CONSISTENTLY AS Are chAnged throughout the treAtment. DIRECTED BY THE ORTHODONTIST. eAch Archwire chAnge brings us closer to An ideAl tooth position. COLOURED BRACES CERAMIC BRACES GOLD PLATED BRACES (ONLyAVAiLABLE TO PriVATE PATiENTS) (ONLyAVAiLABLE TO PriVATE PATiENTS) (ONLyAVAiLABLE TO PriVATE PATiENTS)


Patient Information (Fixed Appliances)
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