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Gluing Braces
The video describes the process of bracket gluing in detail. The gluing of brackets refers to the attachment of metal brackets at the beginning of the process of affixing fixed braces on teeth. In certain other orthodontic apparatus such as head gears, metal straps are preferred over metal brackets as the former tensile and has more stability. There are multiple steps in the process of gluing braces. First comes etching, in which a special gel is applied to the tooth surface to roughen the surface and increase the surface area to be glued. After the gel has been rinsed by a water jet, the roughened surface can be seen in a different colour. The glue is then applied on the roughened surface of the tooth and special orthodontic pliers are used to place the brackets on the tooth very carefully to avoid unwanted tooth movements post procedure. The wire arch is inserted after all the brackets have been placed. Plastic rings or elastic prevent the movement of wire arches in the metal brackets. A layer of soft wax placed on the metal brackets prevents the scratching of the inner cheeks or lips by the brackets. Some amount of pain is also felt in the case of fixed braces. Is the pain persists, the wire arches can be loosened and the sharp edges smoothened in the next visit to the dentist. Watch the video to learn more about this common procedure.
Produced: 07/2011
Posted: 9 years ago
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Posted: 10 years ago