of Braces Components
BAND- a ring of metal that
surrounds a tooth with a tube or bracket attached.
ATTACHMENT- is tube or bracket
welded to a band.
BRACKET- a groved piece attached
to to a band or a tooth that holds the main wire. Newer self ligating brackets
have a sliding gate or door to surroung the main wire.
ARCHWIRE- the main wire that
is connected to all the teeth and upon which the teeth slide like a train
LIGATURE- wire connectors.
HOOKS- metal extensions which
are used to attach rubber bands to the braces.
SPRING- placed on the archwire
between to brackets in order to push teeth next to the spring apart or
pull two teeth together.
TUBE- a pipe into which the
archwire or night brace may be inserted.
You may schedule an orthodontic
appointment with Dr. William Trepp in his Severna Park, MD office by calling
410.696.4624 or in his Clinton, MD office by calling 301.868.6200.
Written inquiries should be mailed to: 69 Robinson RD, Severna Park, MD
21146, USA or 8918 Woodyard RD, Clinton, MD 20735, USA