Orthodontics

Indirect bonding

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The practice of indirect bonding starts with creating a mold of patient’s teeth. This process only takes a few minutes and provides us with an exact replica of the mouth. From there, we get to work in our lab, where we create a 1:1 model of patient’s teeth. Then go in and meticulously position each bracket precisely where it should go on each tooth. For the final step, we create a custom tray that allows us to transfer the brackets from the lab model to patient’s teeth.

 

By taking the time to place the brackets in a proper position on the lab model, it eliminates the difficult process of placing orthodontic brackets directly on the teeth. It also takes much less time, is more comfortable, and causes for fewer loose brackets.

 

 

Once the custom tray is finished, braces are ready to be installed. Patient will come back into the office to have their custom tray fitted and their braces attached. Indirect bonding allows all of their brackets to be placed at once, taking the traditional braces installation time from around 40-60 minutes down to just 15-25 minutes. 

Pros:

-          Minimize timing compared to traditional orthodontics.

-          Accuracy at the first step of process.

-          Do not loose braces during the treatment.