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Orthodontic Dental Services

Removable Braces

Removable Braces

Traditional removable appliances consist of an acrylic plate with clasps to hold the plate, and springs or screws or bite planes to move the teeth. They are mostly used in early orthodontic treatments for children such as to correct a single tooth or expanding the dental arch or to correct deep bites. Sometimes they are used prior to fixed appliances.  They are commonly used prior to fixed appliances to achieve expansion of dental arches.

Myofunctional Orthodontics

Problem Areas

Dental Problems / Incorrect Swallow

When a person swallows incorrectly, the tip and/or sides of the tongue press against or spread between the teeth. This is commonly called a tongue thrust. Constant pressure from resting or incorrectly thrusting the tongue away from the hard palate may push teeth out of place. That pressure may later prevent teeth from erupting (breaking through the gum).

Fixed Braces

Dublin orthodontics

What are fixed braces?

Fixed Braces consist of small precisely designed metal or ceramic buttons called brackets are stuck/bonded to each tooth. Sometimes metal rings called bands are also fitted around the back/molar teeth. The brackets are then connected to each other using a thin metal wire, called an archwire. The wire is held in place with small elastic rings called modules, or with very thin wires called ligatures. The wires are adjusted at regular intervals to straighten the teeth and correct the bite.