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Lower Lingual Holding Arch

22 Sep 2017, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

  When there is early loss of baby teeth in the lower arch Dr. Virdee might recommend something called a  Lower Lingual Holding Arch.  We use this often in Mississauga / Sudbury patients who are in their mixed dentition (have lost some baby teeth but…

Impressions

15 Sep 2017, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

When you get started in your orthodontic journey the first step is usually dental impressions. In our Port Credit / Sudbury office we have a strong clinical team which will make this comfortable for all of our patients. This can be stressful for many patients…

Seperators

31 Aug 2017, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

In our patients, we commonly use bands on the back molar teeth for orthodontic appliances or for metal bands to be used with braces.  These bands are much like metal rings that wrap around your entire tooth. Most patients do not have spaces between their…

Retainers

31 Aug 2017, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Fixed Retainers It is an exciting time when your braces finally come off – however this is also the most critical stage of your treatment.  You will most likely be getting a wire on the lingual (tongue side) of your top and bottom teeth. This…

Reverse Pull Headgear

31 Aug 2017, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

  Sometimes when a patient has an underbite we have to move the teeth and upper jaws ahead. This reverse pull head gear attaches to your rapid palatal expander (which we talked about in another blog) using elastics. A reverse pull head gear helps move…

Herbst Appliance

04 Aug 2017, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

      A Herbst appliance in simple terms is an appliance used to stimulate the growth of the lower jaw. The reasons an orthodontist would prescribe this device is when a patient has a very deep bite.  A deep bite is a condition that…

Thumb Habit Appliance

23 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

    Sometimes when a child does not outgrow their thumb sucking habit it can have negative effects on the development of their jaws and teeth. Thankfully – there is an orthodontic device that can correct this problem.  Most children stop thumb sucking typically between…

Orthodontic Expander

23 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

It is common to see wide confused looking eyes when our patients (and their parents) learn they need to get an expander.  It is nothing to be afraid or worried about Rapid Palatal expansion is quite common in orthodontics. Dr. Virdee routinely uses expanders in…

How to get straight teeth fast!

25 Aug 2015, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

One of the most popular questions that patients in Sudbury like to ask me is:  “How can I get straight teeth in the quickest time possible?”  The best answer is:  With Acceledent Aura! The photo below is of Jessica, a patient of ours from Sudbury…