Blog Posts - Orthodontics



Help with Orthodontics Cost

I am sure someone who never had to wear braces will wonder, why do people seek help with orthodontics cost? Isn’t it affordable? Well, the short answer for that question is because the cost of braces is not as cheap as you think. In fact, it is...
by Start Grants on Jun 10, 2016

Dental Pulse Volume 2 3rd Edition

Dental Pulse Volume 2 3rd Edition PDF by K. Satheesh Kumar Reddy, M. Swapna Publisher: Swapna Medical Publishers Format PDF Language: English MCQ’s For Dental PG Entrance Examinations Arranged... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Dentist bd on Oct 28, 2015

MCQs in Orthodontics

MCQs in Orthodontics PDF by K Vijayalakshmi ISBN 9788180615825 Format PDF Publisher Jaypee Edition 1/e Publish Year 2006 Pages 152   [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]...
by Dentist bd on Oct 27, 2015

Hand Wrought Roach Clasp

Clasp Design : This clasp was part of the original Hawley retainer appliance design. Consists of small horizontal bar of 0.030 wire contoured to fit the convexity of labial surface of premolar. Horizontal bar is placed below the height of contour. Ex...
by Best Dental Guide on Jun 9, 2015

Visick’s Clasp Orthodontics

This clasp was introduced by HC visick. Wire Used : 0.7 mm or 21 gauge stainless steel hard wire. Clasp Design : Visick modified the Jackson’s clasp by adding a spur on the palatal aspect. The spur is placed on the palatal side and passed betw...
by Best Dental Guide on Jun 9, 2015

Arrowhead Clasp Orthodontics

Introduced by AM Schwarz. Synonym : Schwarz clasp. Wire Used : 0.7 mm or 21 gauge hard stainless steel wire. Clasp Design : This is the oldest clasp. The anterior arm of the clasp emerges from the acrylic plate and crosses through the interdental a...
by Best Dental Guide on Jun 9, 2015

Jackson’s Clasp Orthodontics

This clasp was introduced by Jackson in 1906. Synonyms : Full clasp, U clasp, Molar clasp. Wire Used : 19 gauge wire or 0.9 mm hard stainless steel wire. Clasp Design : palatal portion of the wire is embedded in acrylic. Wire is closely adapted alo...
by Best Dental Guide on Jun 9, 2015

Lingual Extension Clasp Orthodontics

Wire Used : 0.5 mm or 23 gauge wire. Clasp Design : Clasp starts from the lingual aspect of the acrylic plate. The clasp extends into the embrasure between the teeth. Does not cross through the interdental contact area. Advantages : Does not interfe...
by Best Dental Guide on Jun 9, 2015

Pre-surgical and post-surgical orthodontics

Pre-surgical orthodontic phase facilitates the planned skeletal and facial correction. Goals of pre-surgical orthodontics : The goals of pre-surgical orthodontics are : (i) Alignment of the teeth, (ii) Levelling of the teeth, (iii) Established th...
by Best Dental Guide on May 31, 2015

Aetiology, Clinical features and management of Deep Bite

I. Deep Bite Deep Bite is a condition wherein there is abberation in the vertical overlap between the maxillary and mandibular teeth. There is increased vertical overlap. II. Concept of normal and excessive overbite In normal overbite, The upper inci...
by Best Dental Guide on May 31, 2015

Aetiology, differential diagnosis and management of Posterior Crossbite

I. Definition A posterior crossbite is an abnormal bucolingual relationship of a tooth or teeth between maxilla and mandible when they are brought into centric occlusion. II. Clinical presentation Posterior crossbite presents as any one or combina...
by Best Dental Guide on May 31, 2015

Aetiology, differential diagnosis and management of anterior crossbite

I. Anterior Crossbite Anterior Crossbite is a condition in which one or more primary or permanent maxillary incisor is lingual to the mandibular incisor. Synonyms : Reverse overjet, Reverse bite, Under bite. II. Aetiology Aetiology of anterior cro...
by Best Dental Guide on May 31, 2015

Aetiology, Clinical features and management of Open Bite

Definition Open bite is a condition in which the incisal edges of the upper and lower incisors do not overlap. Open bite is a condition where there is localised absence of occlusion, while the remaining teeth are in occlusion. Incomplete overbite : I...
by Best Dental Guide on May 31, 2015

Methods of gaining space in orthodontics

Space gaining procedures in orthodontics can be broadly classified into two types : 1.Procedures with reduction of tooth material a. Proximal Slicing b. Extraction 2. Procedures without reduction of tooth material a. Epansion b. Labial proclination...
by Best Dental Guide on May 31, 2015

Orthodontic management of cleft palate

Orthodontic management of cleft lip and palate can be studied under four stages. They are : 1. Infancy stage Infant orthopaedics Cleft lip and palate patients have a distorted maxillary arch form, especially when it is bilateral. Surgical closure of...
by Best Dental Guide on May 21, 2015

Classification of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Cleft lip and palate are congential abnormalities that affect the upper lip and the hard and soft palate of the mouth. Severity of the abnormalities may range from a small notch in the lip to a complete fissure extending into the roof of the mouth an...
by Best Dental Guide on May 21, 2015

Crozat Clasp : Design, uses and advantages

Wire Used : 1 mm or 18 gauge hard stainless steel wire. Clasp Design : Crozat clasp engages the undercut below the contact point. It is a free ended clasp. The end is sharpened by rotating it against a revolving stone. Sharp bend of about 100 degree...
by Best Dental Guide on May 18, 2015

Arrow Pin Clasp : Design, Uses and Advantages

Wire Used : 0.7 mm or 21 guage hard stainless steel wire. Clasp Design : The clasp is similar to ball end clasp, The difference being the ball is replaced by a solid arrow. The solid arrows penetrate into the interdental space. Advantages : Provides...
by Best Dental Guide on May 18, 2015

Irene Serna On Myobrace

To find out more about Myobrace Click Here The Myobrace System is a no-braces approach to straightening your teeth and jaws. Treatment uses myofunctional orthodontic techniques to address the poor oral habits (known as myofunctional habits) that are...
by Holistic Dentistry Blog on May 16, 2015

Myobrace For Adults

To find out more about Myobrace Click Here The Myobrace System is a no-braces approach to straightening your teeth and jaws. Treatment uses myofunctional orthodontic techniques to address the poor oral habits (known as myofunctional habits) that are...
by Holistic Dentistry Blog on May 14, 2015


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