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107 West Federal Street, #14, Middleburg, VA 20118(540) 687-4000
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This diagram is for informational purposes, we rarely use metal bands to attach braces to the molar teeth and never use headgear.
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Small rubber band that is hooked between different points on the appliance to provide pressure to move the teeth.
Frequently used for closing space left by an extraction. Many archwires don't have a loop.
The main wire that acts as a track to guide the teeth along. It's changed periodically throughout treatment, as teeth move to their new positions.
Small attachment that holds the archwire in place. Most often, a bracket is cemented directly onto the tooth's surface, eliminating the need for a band.
Round, hollow attachment on the back bands. The inner bow of the headgear fits into it.
Fits between brackets and over archwire to open space between teeth.
Fine wire that is twisted around the bracket to hold the archwire in place.
A thin ring of metal fitted around a tooth and cemented in place. The band provides a way to attach the brackets to the tooth.
Welded or removable arm to which elastics (rubber bands) are attached.
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