Before and after photos on invisible clear orthodontic brackets for cosmetic braces performed in our NYC Braces Orthodontics office.
Placement of orthodontic brackets on teeth for braces.
Clear orthodontic ceramic brackets are glued to the teeth. Orthodontic wires are then inserted in the slots that can be seen in the brackets and attached with tiny rubber bands. The clear orthodontic bracket blends in with the color of the teeth to offer invisible cosmetic dental braces instead of using metal brackets.
Cosmetic teeth braces. Note that both the orthodontic brackets, that are glued to the teeth, and the arch wires, that span between the teeth, are white, tooth-colored.
Orthodontics complication. 1) & 2) This patient presented with a failing tooth #9 under an unattractive crown. This tooth was maintained for one year while her teeth were being orthodontically aligned. The #9 tooth root was then extracted from under the crown to allow the gum and bone to heal with about eight months remaining to complete her braces. 3) & 4) This rootless crown #9 is being held in place only by the orthodontic bracket and wire. This patient preferred to keep this unattractive crown during her ortho treatment to minimize simultaneous cosmetic changes, but a cosmetic temporary crown could also have been used during this time. A dental implant will be placed about three months following the extraction. The second stage implant connection will coincide with the braces removal.
Placement of orthodontic brackets and archwire. 1. Start. 2. The brackets are white and can be seen within the white, round circles in the bracket kit. 3. The teeth are primed for bonding of the brackets. Note the frosted white appearance of the teeth. 4. The brackets are being cured (glued) onto the teeth with the use of a special light. 5. All brackets are on. 6. .018 Nickel Titanium archwire is engaged with A-lastics.
Surgical exposure of a palatally impacted upper canine and placement of an orthodontic bracket and elastic power chain. 1) Panorex showing the horizontal impaction of the upper right canine. 2) Initial exposure of the impacted canine and extraction site after removal of an over-retained deciduous tooth. 3) Orthodontic bracket cemented to the canine. 4) Elastic orthodontic power chain attached to the bracket. 5) Emergence of power chain through the extraction site after suturing. The power chain will be attached to the arch wire to exert a pulling force on the canine to bring it into the area of the present extraction site. The canine will assume a normal position in the arch in 18-24 months. Pictures and x-rays.
Anterior root torquing archwire. This will torque the incisor roots lingually. Class two elastics are used to keep the incisor crowns from torquing labially
Mesio-labial rotation of teeth #’s 8, 9 & 11. Lingual buttons with elastomeric rotators. Orthodontics pictures.
Fixed orthodontics used to retract severe labial teeth inclination. 1) & 2) Pre-operative extra oral pictures. Note the upper and lower central incisors. 3) & 4) Following six months of treatment. Again, note the upper and lower central incisors. 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.
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. How to pictures.
The same archwire placed in the mandible, lower jaw arch. In this case, the posterior open coils were used for: uprighting and distalization of the mandibular molars and space maintenance. How to extra oral pictures.
Fixed orthodontics with rotation wedge. Intra oral photo. This is used to counter rotate a crooked or twisted tooth.
Fixed orthodontics with rotation wedge. Intra oral photo.
Cheek biting habit associated with orthodontic brackets. This can also happen if a patient is not careful after they leave the dental office after receiving local anesthesia for other dental procedures. Habits photo.