Chapter 13. Fixed Appliances – What They do and What is Used

  1. Fiona Grist R.D.N., B.A. (Hons) OU

Published Online: 28 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch13

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

How to Cite

Grist, F. (2010) Fixed Appliances – What They do and What is Used, in Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333183

Online ISBN: 9781444325522

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Keywords:

  • fixed appliances - what they do and what is used;
  • moving teeth with great accuracy and control;
  • patients speaking of orthodontic treatment - majority of them thinking of fixed appliances;
  • the gold standard - ‘the proper brace’;
  • patients, having their own language - when talking about fixed appliance treatment;
  • basic mechanics of ‘train tracks’;
  • molar band with tube;
  • metal bracket with hook - aesthetic bracket;
  • coloured chain;
  • figure-of-eight elastomerics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Patient Expectation – the Popular Culture of Train Tracks

  • Peer Pressure

  • Stages of Treatment in Fixed Appliance Therapy

  • What is used in Fixed Appliance Therapy

  • The Attachments

  • Arch Wires

  • Pliers

  • Hand Instruments

  • Auxiliaries

  • A Fixed Appliance Tray

  • Cements

  • Adhesives

  • Etchant/Primer

  • Microbrushes

  • Lip Retractors

  • Cheek Retractors

  • Aids to Patient Comfort