Common Procedures

Adjustment
Adjustment
An evaluation of your progress where your wires may be changed to keep your treatment on track and moving forward.
Banding
Banding
The process of cementing orthodontic bands to your teeth.
Bonding
Bonding
The process of attaching brackets to your teeth using a special safe adhesive that is set by using a safe blue light.
De-Bonding
De-Bonding
The removal of cemented orthodontic brackets.
Impressions
Impressions
The first step in making a model of your teeth. You bite into a container filled with a rubber type material, and that material hardens to produce a mold of your teeth.
Treatment for Younger Patients
Treatment for Younger Patients
Interceptive treatment means orthodontic treatment that is usually done between the ages of 6 and 10. The objective of interceptive treatment is to provide orthopedic intervention, so that later orthodontic treatment is quicker and less painful.
Panoramic X-Ray
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.
Cephalometric X-Ray
Cephalometric X-Ray
An x-ray of the head that shows if your teeth are aligned and growing properly.
Records
Records
These records, which include cephalometric and panoramic x-rays, digital photos and study models, determine what treatment needs to be done.