Widening of the periodontal ligament (PDL) space associated with orthodontic tooth movement

Before and after photos on how braces move teeth through bone performed in our NYC Braces Orthodontics office.

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Photos show how to remove dental braces spacers with an explorer. Orthodontic spacers are rubber bands that are typically placed between molar teeth. They are used to create room for the metal bands that are cemented around these teeth when braces are placed. Our office prefers to avoid using them because we will bond brackets instead.
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Orthodontic theory how teeth move with dental braces. Widening of the periodontal ligament (PDL) space seen especially around the upper lateral incisor tooth associated with orthodontic tooth movement – teeth braces. This will return to normal following the completion of tooth movement. It is the stretching of this ligament that causes new bone growth in the tooth socket area from which the tooth is moved.
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Anterior root torquing archwire. This will torque the incisor tooth roots lingually. Class two elastics are used to keep the incisor crowns from torquing labially. How to orthodontic teeth braces theory.
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Dental braces move teeth through bone like moving a basketball pole through wet cement using anchorage and elastics. Note the three teeth connected with wire are being used as an anchorage unit while one tooth is being pulled by the elastic band. Explanation how teeth braces move teeth.
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Fixed orthodontics: before and after pictures of study models. Braces move teeth through bone like moving a basketball pole through wet cement using anchorage and elastics. An anchorage unit is established to move individual teeth, one by one, with elastics or springs. Explain how orthodontics teeth braces move teeth.
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Upper canine teeth crowded out of the dental arch of the upper jaw. When should teeth braces begin?
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Crowding of lower front teeth is common in most adults regardless of the presence of wisdom teeth.
It will continue to get worse if left untreated.
Early orthodontic intervention – dental braces – will make orthodontic treatment fast, easy and less expensive.
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Lower teeth crowding pushes upper tooth forward when biting. Look at people and when you notice someone has an upper tooth pushed forward toward the lip you will usually notice they also have a lower tooth on the same side – left or right – also pushed forward. This problem starts on the bottom jaw. How teeth braces dental problems start and how to avoid it becoming worse.
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Asymmetric Smile. Orthodontic theory on how teeth braces can correct a dental problem and also an explanation of why sometimes orthodontic results can be very different. These pictures explain:

Photo #1: Midline, top & bottom appears fine.
Photo #2: Only 3, not 4, lower incisors allowed easier and faster orthodontics as a child.
Photo #3: Asymmetric smile apparent.
Photo #4: Asymmetry not apparent here.
Photo #5: Asymmetry most apparent when smile seen in relation to lips and/or nose.

This pretty adult female received poorly planned orthodontic care as a child that resulted in significant smile asymmetry. This will require extensive adult braces or extensive cosmetic dentistry to correct.

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These are removable orthodontic appliances for the lower jaw. Orthodontics theory explain how removable teeth braces work.

PASSIVE: Typically worn at night after fixed teeth braces are removed. This will just hold teeth in their current positions.

ACTIVE: Worn 24 hours/7 days a week except when eating or important events. This will physically move teeth into position in about 6 months. This is just one type of removable Active braces. Another type can be made in clear plastic popularized by Invisalign. All types of removable braces can provide reasonable MINOR tooth movement.

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These are removable orthodontic appliances for the upper jaw. Orthodontics theory explain how removable teeth braces work.

PASSIVE: Typically worn at night after fixed braces are removed. This will just hold teeth in their current position.

ACTIVE: Worn 24 hours/7 days a week except when eating or at important events. This will physically move teeth into position in about 6 months. This is just one type of removable Active braces. Another type can be made in clear plastic popularized by Invisalign. All types of removable braces can provide reasonable MINOR tooth movement.