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

    • “I decided to do the Invisalign treatment after my daughters had such great experiences at Appletree Orthodontics. I am thrilled with my results! The entire staff is so positive, friendly, and experts at their jobs! Choosing Appletree Orthodontics is the best choice!”
      ─ Kristen
    • “They are so sweet and make the best out of each visit. They are very safe during Covid and make sure each customer is satisfied.”
      ─ Caitlin
    • “So so nice, supportive, and kind! made braces a fun and easy experience! :)”
      ─ Bridget
    • “I have just gotten my braces off after only two years. The care here is amazing and everyone is super nice. I promise if you do what they say then your teeth will be fixed. I never really liked my teeth so i am so happy to finally be confident in my smile. Thank you Apple Tree for my dream smile.”
      ─ Paige
    • “The orthodontist is all funny, great to talk to, and really sweet and kind. They make me going to the ortho appointments seem fun! At least to me. They all deserve 5 stars no matter who is working there. I'm proud to be their patient there and proudly say they're my orthodontists!!!”
      ─ Alyssa
    • “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’ve been coming here since 5th grade and haven’t had a bad experience and i just got my braces off today! everyone is so friendly and makes coming to appointments fun. would definitely recommend!”
      ─ Abby
    • “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 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
    • “Wonderful experience with my 14 year old son! Feedback at each appointment and walked him through the whole process. Very sweet team and fantastic service!”
      ─ Sara
    • “Always very friendly and my teeth look great. I could not be happier with my experience.”
      ─ Dylan
    • “This is the definition of a family orthodontist. Calm and soothing environment making you feel right at home in this office. Fantastic service and couldn’t be better. A+”
      ─ Billy
    • “Such a fun group of people. They are sweet and accommodating. They are almost always on time and even can take you earlier occasionally. Not like other places. The best place.”
      ─ Rosemarie
    • “Great group of people. Very nice as well. Would give six stars if I could.”
      ─ Herve

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