Category: Minor Tooth Movement

  • Basic Space Maintenance with Fixed Appliances

    Simple space maintainers can prevent adverse mesial movement of molars. The molar position can also be retained to allow use of the leeway space in cases of insufficient arch length. Modifications to the basic space maintainer can allow for minor Simple space maintainers can prevent adverse mesial corrections for molar distilization, or anterior advancement. Retainers…

  • Smile Series Aligner Trays Minor Movement of Anteriors

    Aligner trays are to be worn for a period of 3 to 4 weeks, 24 hours a day; except while eating, drinking, or during active sports. Each tray is numbered, beginning with tray #1, the rebound forces of the tray will move the teeth.

  • Anterior Crowding in Adult Patients

    “On adult cases with minor crowding in the upper anteriors, I often strip the interproximal surfaces for space to allow improvement of the esthetics. Occasionally, this approach does not provide the space needed. What appliance do doctors prescribe most in these situations?”

  • Protruded Anteriors in the Self-Conscious Adult

    “I have an adult patient who is interested in improving protruded anteriors and closing and accompanying diastema. The lower incisors do not interfere with the proposed movement. The patient is a highly visible professional and desires an appliance that is esthetic. What appliance do other doctors prescribe in this situation and what has been their…

  • Gear to Advance Anteriors

    Watch the video to learn more about how Expansion Screws are frequently the auxiliary of choice due to their versatility, durability and precision. The gear mechanisms usually have expansion ranges from five to ten millimeters, depending on application.