Basic orthodontics terms


oblouk
ARCHWIRE
The metal wire that is attached to the brackets and used to move the teeth


krouzek
BAND
The metal ring that is cemented to a tooth for strength and anchorage


kanyla
BUCCAL TUBE
A small metal part of the bracket welded to the cheek side of the molar band. The tube may hold an archwire, lip bumper, headgear facebow or other appliances an orthodontist may use to move the teeth


retizek
CHAIN
A stretchable series of elastic o-rings connected together and placed around each bracket to hold the archwire in place and move the teeth


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HEADGEAR
An appliance worn outside of the mouth to provide traction for growth modification and tooth movement


ligatury
LIGATING MODULES
A small elastic o-ring, shaped like a donut, used to hold the archwire in the bracket


separace
RETAINER
A fixed or removable appliance worn after the braces are removed. A removable retainer attaches to your upper and/or lower teeth and holds them in their finished positions


separace 2
SEPARATORS
An elastic o-ring or small wire loop placed between the teeth to create space for placement of bands. Separators are usually placed between the teeth a week before bands are scheduled to be cemented to the teeth


invisalign
WAX
Wax is placed on the brackets or archwires to prevent them from irritating the lips or cheeks

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