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Orthodontic appliance Bite Plane: Definition, Types, Indication, Requirement

Orthodontic appliance Bite Plane: Definition, Types, Indication, Requirement

Orthodontic appliance Bite Plane What’s the bite plane?? It is a shelf of acrylic added to the baseplate to clear the occlusion or to reduce the over bite if it interfere with tooth movement. Types of bite planes there are 2 types of bite planes Anterior bite planes: If anterior it’s acryl in the palate […]

December 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Orthodontic Retention Appliances: Removable and Fixed Retainers

Orthodontic Retention Appliances: Removable and Fixed Retainers

Orthodontic Retention Appliances: Removable and Fixed Retainers 1.       No Retainers 2.       Removable Retainers 3.       Fixed Retainers  No Retainers In some cases the occlusion provides retention and helps prevent relapse. The best known example of this is the correction of a labial crossbite so long as adequate overbite is present Removable Retainers There are 3 main […]

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Orthodontic Relapse: What is Relapse, Types, Causes of Relapse

Orthodontic Relapse: What is Relapse, Types, Causes of Relapse

Orthodontic Relapse: What is Relapse, Types, Causes of Relapse What is Relapse? Relapse is the return, following correction, of the features of the original malocclusion, by definition of the British Standards Institute. However it may be more commonly described as any change from the final tooth position at the end of treatment. According to this […]

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The Hawley Appliance: Advantages, Disadvantages, Indications, Components, Fabrication, Adjustments

The Hawley Appliance: Advantages, Disadvantages, Indications, Components, Fabrication, Adjustments

The Hawley Appliance: Advantages, Disadvantages, Indications, Components, Fabrication, Adjustments Description: It is a removable wire and acrylic palatal appliance. Purpose: A Hawley appliance can be used both as a passive retainer (for retaining or stabilizing teeth in their new position following orthodontic treatment) and as an active appliance in order to achieve minor tooth movements. […]

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Orthodontic Removable Appliance: Buccal canine retractor

Orthodontic Removable Appliance: Buccal canine retractor

Orthodontic Removable Appliance: Buccal canine retractor It’s used to retract the buccally erupted canine; it also should be mesially tilted or in the worst case in upright position, but it’s not used on distally erupted canines, why? Because it works palataly and distally so if the canine is already distally erupted that will lead to […]

June 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Andrews’ keys of Normal permanent occlusion

Andrews’ keys of Normal permanent occlusion

Andrews’ keys of Normal permanent occlusion Static occlusal relations (Andrews’ six keys) : • Molar relationship ( Fig. ). Distal surface of the distal marginal ridge of 6 contacts and occludes with the mesial surface of the mesial marginal ridge of 7; the mesiobuccal cusp of 6 lies in the _groove between the mesial and […]

March 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
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