Orthodontic Terms

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    Banding

    The process of fitting and cementing orthodontic bands to your teeth.

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    Bonding

    The process of attaching brackets to your teeth using a special safe adhesive.

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    Cephalometric X-ray

    An x-ray of the head that shows if your teeth are aligned and growing properly within the jaws.

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    Consultation

    A meeting with your orthodontist where your treatment plan is discussed.

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    Debonding

    The process of removing cemented orthodontic brackets from your teeth.

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    Emergencies

    Emergencies do not occur very often, but if they do, our team will respond quickly.

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    Extractions

    Extractions of impacted or problematic teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.

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    Impressions

    The first step in making a model of your teeth. You bite into a container filled with a rubber-type material. That material hardens to produce a mold of your teeth.

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    Interceptive Treatment

    Orthodontic treatment that is usually done between the ages of 7 and 10. The objective of interceptive or early orthodontic treatment is to provide orthopedic intervention, so that later orthodontic treatment is less complex.

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    Interproximal Reduction

    Interproximal reduction (IPR) is the removal of small amounts of outer enamel tooth surface between two adjacent teeth. It is a means to acquire additional space to create ideal tooth alignment. Alternative names include: slenderizing, stripping, enamel reduction, and reproximation.

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    Oral Hygiene

    Effective brushing and flossing is one of the most critical actions needed from patients during braces. Regular visits to the general dentist for examination and cleaning are also essential. The results of inadequate oral hygiene include decalcification (white spots/marks), gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), and periodontal disease (inflammation leading to bone loss).

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    Orthodontic Adjustment

    An evaluation of your progress where your wires may be changed to keep your treatment on track and moving forward.

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    Orthodontic Photographs

    Pictures taken upon the completion of treatment show the amazing changes that orthodontics have achieved in both growth and development of the teeth, jaws and aesthetics of the smile. The orthodontist uses the pictures throughout treatment to monitor changes.

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    Orthodontic Records

    These records, which include cephalometric and panoramic x-rays, digital photos and study models, help your orthodontist determine what treatment needs to be done.

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    Panoramic X-ray

    An X-ray taken by a machine that rotates around your head to give your orthodontist a picture of your teeth, jaws, and other important information.

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    Scan (Intraoral Scan)

    A digital image of the teeth made using an intraoral scanner.

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    Surgery

    Orthognathic surgery is surgery performed on the bones of the jaws to change their positions. It may be considered for functional, cosmetic, or health reasons. It is surgery commonly performed on the jaws in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, which straightens the teeth.

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    Two-Phase Treatment

    Two phase orthodontic treatment is a very specialized process that encompasses tooth straightening and physical, facial changes. The major advantage of a two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, and aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.

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    Wax

    A clear wax used to prevent your braces from irritating your lips or cheeks when your braces are first put on, or as needed. Wax works best when the irritating area is dried well first and then, embedded totally within the pea-sized or grape-sized ball of wax.

  • Banding

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    The process of fitting and cementing orthodontic bands to your teeth.

    Bonding

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/bonding.jpg
    The process of attaching brackets to your teeth using a special safe adhesive.

    Cephalometric X-ray

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/ceph-xray.jpg
    An x-ray of the head that shows if your teeth are aligned and growing properly within the jaws.

    Consultation

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/terms-consultation.jpg
    A meeting with your orthodontist where your treatment plan is discussed.

    Debonding

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/debonding.jpg
    The process of removing cemented orthodontic brackets from your teeth.

    Emergencies

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/terms-emergencies.jpg
    Emergencies do not occur very often, but if they do, our team will respond quickly.

    Extractions

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/terms-extraction.jpg
    Extractions of impacted or problematic teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.

    Impressions

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/impressions.jpg
    The first step in making a model of your teeth. You bite into a container filled with a rubber-type material. That material hardens to produce a mold of your teeth.

    Interceptive Treatment

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/term-interceptive.jpg
    Orthodontic treatment that is usually done between the ages of 7 and 10. The objective of interceptive or early orthodontic treatment is to provide orthopedic intervention, so that later orthodontic treatment is less complex.

    Interproximal Reduction

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/IPR-1.jpg
    Interproximal reduction (IPR) is the removal of small amounts of outer enamel tooth surface between two adjacent teeth. It is a means to acquire additional space to create ideal tooth alignment. Alternative names include: slenderizing, stripping, enamel reduction, and reproximation.

    Oral Hygiene

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/brushing.jpg
    Effective brushing and flossing is one of the most critical actions needed from patients during braces. Regular visits to the general dentist for examination and cleaning are also essential. The results of inadequate oral hygiene include decalcification (white spots/marks), gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), and periodontal disease (inflammation leading to bone loss).

    Orthodontic Adjustment

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    An evaluation of your progress where your wires may be changed to keep your treatment on track and moving forward.

    Orthodontic Photographs

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/terms-ortho-photos.jpg
    Pictures taken upon the completion of treatment show the amazing changes that orthodontics have achieved in both growth and development of the teeth, jaws and aesthetics of the smile. The orthodontist uses the pictures throughout treatment to monitor changes.

    Orthodontic Records

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/term-records.jpg
    These records, which include cephalometric and panoramic x-rays, digital photos and study models, help your orthodontist determine what treatment needs to be done.

    Panoramic X-ray

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/pano-xray.jpg
    An X-ray taken by a machine that rotates around your head to give your orthodontist a picture of your teeth, jaws, and other important information.

    Scan (Intraoral Scan)

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/scan.jpg
    A digital image of the teeth made using an intraoral scanner.

    Surgery

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/terms-surgery.jpg
    Orthognathic surgery is surgery performed on the bones of the jaws to change their positions. It may be considered for functional, cosmetic, or health reasons. It is surgery commonly performed on the jaws in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, which straightens the teeth.

    Two-Phase Treatment

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/terms_twophase.jpg
    Two phase orthodontic treatment is a very specialized process that encompasses tooth straightening and physical, facial changes. The major advantage of a two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, and aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.

    Wax

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/terms/wax.jpg
    A clear wax used to prevent your braces from irritating your lips or cheeks when your braces are first put on, or as needed. Wax works best when the irritating area is dried well first and then, embedded totally within the pea-sized or grape-sized ball of wax.

    Patient Testimonials

    • “Appletree Orthodontics has changed my Life! Back in 2019, I had a smile that could go toe to toe with a caveman! It was embarrassing and I was extremely self-conscious about my smile. Dr. Polgrean and her staff changed my life forever. In a mere 15 months, they had improved my smile to almost perfection! I cannot recommend Appletree Orthodontics enough! If I could show you the before and after pictures I would! True miracle workers they are. I am now healthier, happier and 1000% more confident! Check them out folks, they won’t disappoint! #Blessed”
      ─ Shaun
    • “I’ve waited almost 50 years to get my teeth straightened and this place is the BEST!! Appletree Orthodontics is a warm and friendly place with awesome staff! They really know how to make you feel comfortable and make the process enjoyable! Five stars are not enough . . . THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for giving me my smile back! ”
      ─ John
    • “Apple Tree is really a great place. It's an all-around happy environment, and everyone is friendly. I've never waited for longer than 5 minutes for an appointment! Perfect for anyone of any age, and really helped motivate me to get my teeth straight!”
      ─ Maddie
    • “Apple Tree Orthodontic is an all-around great place. The people there are fantastic. They’re always smiling always asking how your day is. I never had any bad experiences there due to the fact that they are awesome. 10/10 recommended coming here for your teeth! ”
      ─ Gavin
    • “I couldn’t have asked for a better orthodontic company. They are always so gentle and caring. I never have to wait for my appointment for more than five minutes, even when I’m early. I highly recommend Apple Tree!”
      ─ Kathryn
    • “I had an amazing experience here. Everyone was so helpful and nice, and they really made sure my teeth looked 100% perfect.”
      ─ Joshua
    • “My two teens just finished up treatment and we are very happy. They both look great. The staff is awesome, friendly and knowledgeable.”
      ─ Elizabeth
    • “Three children went through braces at Apple Tree Orthodontics. We were 100% happy with the plan, communication throughout, all medical & non-medical staff, and the caring care we received over the years, Highly recommend!”
      ─ Danyelle
    • “Great experience! Got my braces on late (junior year of high school) and they were sure to work quickly and efficiently to give me the best experience possible. Couldn’t be happier with how my smile turned out!!”
      ─ Cassidy
    • “Fantastic experience. My kids love the place and the people. Great doctors and very friendly staff.”
      ─ Anand

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