What does it mean to torque a tooth?
In clear aligner therapy, to torque a tooth is to move the tooth buccolingually around the centerpoint, so the crown and root move in opposite directions. It is the twisting force which is traditionally required to adjust the inclination of a crown.
Is it normal for a bracket to feel loose?
If your bracket becomes loose within 1-2 days of it being placed, then it is likely due to bond failure or an interference with the bite. If it has been more than 2 days since it was place, the cause is usually excessive force on the bracket from eating, bad habits, or the bite.
What does a power thread do for braces?
Power chains are made of an elastic material and consist of many connected rings. They’re added to braces to apply more force to an area of your mouth. They’re often used to close gaps between teeth, but can also help align your teeth and jaw.
What is orthodontic torque?
Torque is a shear-based moment that causes rotation. Clinically, in orthodontics, it represents the buccopalatal crown/root inclination of a tooth, and it is an orthodontic adaptation used to describe rotation around an x-axis.
How can I tighten my braces at home?
Place some wax or sugar-free chewing gum around the protruding wire. Use a blunt instrument, like a teaspoon, to try to push the protruding wire-end towards the tooth– this can permanently bend the wire in, making it more comfortable. If too much force is used, you may inadvertently break your brace.
Do braces brackets break easily?
This is because ceramic braces aren’t as durable, so as your teeth move, brackets may need to be replaced more often. Due to their fragility, ceramic brackets break more easily. This can cause the straightening process to take longer due to the delays in the straightening process.
Are power chains the last stage of braces?
Usually, power chains become part of your treatment after the first phase of alignment. They can be used to help align your teeth or correct your bite, but are most often used to close gaps between the teeth. You might have a gap after a tooth has been extracted.
Does everyone with braces get power chains?
Unlike some orthodontic treatment methods where a person’s age can play a part in the type of treatment, anyone is a candidate for the use of a power chain throughout treatment.
How many mm Does your teeth move with braces?
As the archwires are subjected to pressure, they will begin to move the teeth into position very slowly—usually no more than one millimeter each month. Your teeth and roots will actually become looser from this pressure, and will now be able to move into the proper position over a period of time.