A common question from our patients is “How will you put my braces on?”
In most cases, we will use a technique called Indirect Bonding for the placement of the orthodontic brackets. Instead of positioning the braces directly on the patient’s teeth, we first position them on an accurate plaster model of the teeth.
This technique is more exact because the teeth on the model can be studied and measured from all angles without the interference of lips, cheeks, or tongue. Through this technique, we are then able to transfer the braces to the patient’s teeth in less time and with more comfort for the patient. The indirect bonding system is used in preparation for the patient’s individualized treatment plan to most accurately set up the braces for the most efficient treatment.
The impressions that are taken here in the offices and are used so the doctors can place the braces in the optimal position for the alignment of your teeth. At your bonding appointment, your brackets are prepared and ready for placement before your appointment. This is done not only to optimize the position of your braces, but also to improve our patient’s experience by decreasing the amount of time required to put the braces on.