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Individuals in what age group seek orthodontic care?
- any age
What could be a genetic cause for malocclusion?
parent with a small jaw
What is the term used for abnormal occlusion?
What tooth is used to determine a person's occlusion?
maxillary first molar
If a person's tooth is not properly aligned with its opposing tooth, the malalignment is reffered to as
If a person occludes and you cannot see his or her mandibular anterior teeth, the diagnosis is
What views will the orthodontist use to evaluate facial symmetry?
What type of radiograph is most commonly exposed in orthodontics?
How many photographs are commonly taken in the diagnostic records appointment?
What gypsum material is most commonly used for fabricating orthodontic diagnostic models?
What instrument is part of the setup for seating and cementing a molar band?
the orthodontic scaler is used for?
Removing excess cement or bonding material
Another name for #110 pliers is
To ease the placement of orthodontics bands, what procedure is completed to open the contact between teeth?
placement of a separator
When cementing bands, what can be used to prevent cement from getting into the buccal tubes or attachments?
How are brackets adhere toa tooth?
Where are auxiliary attachments found on braces?
What shape of arch wire is indicated for correcting malalignment of teeth?
How would an arch wire be sized for a patient without placing it into the patients mouth?
- study model
- used arch wire
Besides ligature ties, what can be used to hold and arch wire in place?
What appliance might the orthodontist use to maintain growth and/or tooth movement?
- space maintainer
How could hard foods possibly harm a person's braces?
- They can bend a wire
- They can loosen a bracket
- They can pull off a band
How can a patient with braces make flossing easier?
use a floss threader
When brace come off, does that mean treatment is over?
- Retention is necessary!!!
An example of a retention appliance is the
- Hawley retainer
- lingual retainer