Before and after photos on power chain elastics ligatures and spacers in braces performed in our NYC Braces Orthodontics office.
How elastics ligatures spacers and power chains are used in orthodontics
Elastics in orthodontics. This patient was referred for a second opinion because her orthodontist had been trying for three years to move both palatally erupted second premolars using elastics attached to the arch wire. These teeth did not move at all during three years. We agreed that the braces should be removed, the second premolars extracted and dental implants placed.
Orthodontic spacers are rubber bands that are typically placed between molar teeth. They are used to create room for orthodontic bands that are cemented around these teeth when braces are placed. This photo shows one spacer being removed with a dental explorer.
Vertical orthodontic elastics used to create contact between upper and lower teeth. Elastics are rubber bands used in teeth braces.
Teeth braces use elastics – rubber bands – to retract severe labial teeth inclination. 1) & 2) Pre-operative images. Note the upper and lower central incisors. 3) & 4) Following six months of treatment. Again, note the upper and lower central incisors. In these pictures note the three teeth connected with wire are being used as an anchorage unit while one tooth is being pulled by the elastic band.
Orthodontics, teeth braces use elastics to move teeth. The three teeth connected with wire are being used as an anchorage unit while one tooth is being pulled by the elastic band.
Orthodontic elastics are placed to achieve symmetry in this teeth braces patients smile. Orthodontics treats the dental midline disharmony seen in this picture.
Orthodontic rotation elastics are shown in this picture of dental braces on teeth.
Fixed orthodontics with power chain elastics are shown in this photo of dental braces on teeth.
Fixed orthodontic rotation elastics are shown in this photo of dental braces on teeth.
Fixed orthodontic rotation elastics are shown in this photo of dental braces on teeth. A premolar tooth is shown.
Dental teeth braces pictures of orthodontic elastics. Top photo, blue arrow: Built-in intermaxillary elastic hook. Both images: Coil spring being used to stabilize a mandibular second molar when using class two elastics -orthodontic elastics not shown in photo.