At Walt Orthodontics we are committed to utilizing the latest technology to ensure fast treatment times. In a previous blog post we talked about how self-ligating braces and Acceledent work to shorten one’s time in braces.
Another modality that we utilize, indirect bonding, has many benefits, one of which is a shortened time spent in orthodontic treatment. Braces are traditionally “glued” to the teeth directly. One by one, the operator places a bracket on the tooth, moves it to the desired position, and hardens the glue with the curing light. Although this method of bonding is effective, indirect bonding can allow for more accurate bracket placement.
Indirect bonding starts by taking impressions of a patient’s teeth and creating casts. The braces are then placed on the casts. This allows the operator to place the brackets in a very precise manner without the limitations of a mouth. After, a special tray is fabricated which keeps the brackets in their specified locations. This tray is brought to the mouth, inserted, and the brackets are glued to the teeth at the same time.
By placing brackets more accurately from the beginning of treatment, less detailing of tooth position needs to be done during treatment. Therefore, treatment times can definitely be shortened with indirect bonding. Another significant benefit of indirect bonding is that the initial appointment is much shorter than with direct bonding since all the braces are glued at the same time, instead of one by one.
For more information about indirect bonding, please contact our Vaughan Office.
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