This blog will take you through orthodontic products!
Orthodontic treatment mainly through various corrective device to adjust the facial bones, teeth and facial nerve and muscle coordination between, also is the adjustment between the upper and lower jaws, between upper and lower teeth, teeth and jaws and contact their abnormal relationship between nerves and muscles, its ultimate goal is to achieve the balance of mouth jaw system, diseases of stability and beautiful. The treatment of malocclusion mainly relies on the application of an appliance inside or outside the mouth to apply appropriate "biological force" to the teeth, alveolar bone and jaw bone to produce physiological movement, so as to correct the malocclusion.
Our website (www.treedental.com) offers a full range of commonly used orthodontic tools, equipment, and device materials. Your purchasing choices will influence each clinician's practice and how your patients experience their orthodontic treatment. It is our mission to provide clinical dentists with satisfactory and cost-effective orthodontic equipment and orthodontic instruments and materials, so that every patient who needs orthodontic treatment has a more comfortable treatment experience, so as to harvest more tidy and healthy teeth, more confident smile！
●Knowledge of Dental Position
According to the teeth position graphic and FDI dental position marking system, the teeth are divided into four zones: UR,UL,LR and LL, among which 1-5 are for placing brackets, and 6-7 are for placing buccal tubes and pre-welded bands.
Chart 1—Teeth Position Graphic
Chart 2— FDI Dental Position Marking System
●What are orthodontic products?
Orthodontic treatment involves a lot of products, orthodontic products are roughly divided into the following 7 categories, respectively:Brackets；Buccal Tubes；Bands；Archwires&Springs；Elastic-Rings；Accessory(Inside Oral & Outside Oral)；Orthodontic Tools.
So, now we begin to introduce one by one! Let 's Go!
Brackets are the most important materials in orthodontic surgery. The brackets are fixed to the cheek side of the tooth by adhesive, and the teeth are corrected by applying force between the arch wire and the brackets on the tooth.
●Structure of brackets
In view of the different treatment concepts and methods, traction hooks are sometimes designed on brackets 3, 4, and 5 teeth.
Composition Diagram of Brackets
●Classification by material
Materials include heavy metal, stainless steel, pure titanium, magnetic materials, can be divided into precious metal bracket, stainless steel bracket, pure titanium bracket and magnetic bracket. Usually the corrosion resistance of metal bracket is strong, the price is not expensive, can achieve a better correction effect, but the color of bracket is metal, and it is not particularly beautiful, so it is suitable for people without higher aesthetic requirements.
The raw material is mainly alumina and zirconia, bracket color is white, tooth color and translucent state, not only has the strength of metal bracket, but also has a transparent color similar to tooth color, aesthetic good, and with high strength bioceramics as bracket material, has good biocompatibility. However, the price of ceramic brackets is slightly higher, which is suitable for patients who need high-strength correction of dentition, wear brackets for a long time, and have high aesthetic requirements.
3.Composite material bracket:
It can be divided into coated stainless steel bracket, porcelain filler plastic bracket, etc., the composition is complex, the strength is high, and the bracket color is not fixed, can be selected according to personal preferences. Doctors can choose appropriate composite brackets according to the dentition situation and the patient's own requirements, which can take into account the aesthetics and strength of brackets at the same time, and reduce the complexity of the operation to a certain extent, as well as the patient's anxiety about the installation of brackets.
●Classification by orthodontic technique
1.Edgewise technique bracket
2.Roth/MBT technique bracket(used by more than 80% orthodontists in developed countries)
3.Begg's orthodontic bracket
4.Tip-edge appliance bracket
5.Lingual orthodontic technique bracket
6.No-bracket invisible correction technology
No torque Angle and axial tilt, need to bend the bow wire.
With torque Angle and axial tilt, you just need to put a flat wire bow with a basic bow.
●Roth/MBT technique bracket
Used by more than 80% orthodontists in developed countries.
1.Roth system (simple and practical, the most widely used straight wire bow in the world).
2.The MBT system (gentle force, greatly reduce the discomfort of the treatment process.)
How to tell the difference between Roth and MBT?
1. The torque angles of the three upper teeth were different;
2. Different torque angles for the fourth and fifth teeth of the lower teeth (as shown below).
●The difference between integral bracket and separate bracket net bottom
Integral bracket net bottom
Separate bracket net bottom
●Specification of bracket groove
At present, the two commonly used specifications of bracket groove are 0.018"*0.025" and 0.022"*0.028".
The wider the groove:
1. There are more bow wire choices;
2. The correction force is reduced, especially in the early stage of the correction, the initial arch wire has a large degree of freedom, which is helpful to maintain the weak force;
3. It is conducive to sliding and closing clearance.
●How to select brackets?
You can select the appropriate brackets type according to the following informations：
We recommend the following brackets：
Buccal tube is a metal tube welded on the side of the dental orthodontic ring , which can make the end of the orthodontic arch wire inserted, play a fixed role, buccal tube is designed with a small hook, can be used to hang rubber ring and so on to do intrajaw or interjaw traction. There are two types of bottom and light bottom (bonding type and welding type).
● The end of the corrected arch wire can be inserted to fix it;
● The buccal tube is designed with a small hook, which can be used to hang a rubber band and do intrajaw or interjaw traction;
● Used for fixation of 6 and 7 teeth.
●Classification of buccal tubes
1. There are two types: bonding type and welding type；
2. According to the number of metal pipes, it is divided into single pipe, double tubes and three tubes；
3. According to whether the cover can be lifted, it is divided into removable cover and non-removable cover.
●How to select buccal tubes?
You can select the appropriate buccal tubes type according to the following informations：
We recommend the following buccal tubes：
The metal rings that stick to the molars are called bands.
● Assist the use of buccal tube
● The strength of the treatment can be transferred by welding the buccal tube on the band, which is equivalent to the bracket of the anterior teeth
● Its side welded or round or flat or square tube, the correction wire can pass from the inside, but also play the role of holding the wire, so that the power to the molars, control the movement of the molars.
●How to select bands?
You can select the appropriate bands type according to the following informations：
We recommend the following bands：
The most important materials in orthodontic surgery are brackets and arch wires. The main function of bracket is to fix the arch wire, so that the arch wire can play a better role, transfer the orthodontic force, in order to control the three-dimensional tooth movement, to achieve the purpose of orthodontic treatment. Arch wire, on the other hand, is a wire stuck in a groove or through a looped tube, which is simply a thin wire that connects irregular teeth and guides them to move.
The arch wire uses biomechanical principles to apply gentle tension to the tooth, gradually changing the position of the tooth, so as to achieve the purpose of tooth correction. The bow wire is a force application device, and the bracket is a force transmission device. The force of the bow wire is transmitted to the tooth through the bracket, and the tooth is moved by the force of the bow wire.
●Classification by material
1. Nickel titanium (NITI)
-- Super elastic(SE)
-- Thermal activation (SM) : It is soft and easy to deform at room temperature (about 25℃) and below, but when it reaches a certain temperature (about 32℃), it will harden and return to the original preformed shape, showing shape memory and superelastic properties.
2.Stainless steel (SS)
●Classification by cross section
●Classification by arch shape
The common ones are as follows:Square、Ovoid、Natural、Roth Arch、DAMON Arch、Zz Arch、Lingual Side Arch and Pointed Round Arch.
●Classified by model/size
The common ones are as follows:
●How to select archwires?
You can select the appropriate archwires type according to the following informations：
We recommend the following archwires：
The orthodontic spring is effective in causing the teeth to move slightly without damaging the nerves in the process. After wearing, the teeth become relatively neat when they are moved slowly over time, effectively restoring the teeth to their original position.
● Niti material or other composite material；
● The common ones are ：Close Spring, Open Spring, Torque Spring, Separating Spring, Rotating Spring and so on.
Demonstration of use
We recommend the following springs：
NiTi Close Spring-Samle Eyelet Type
NiTi Close Spring-Big and Samll Eyelet Type
Tooth Torque Spring
Elastic-rings can mainly achieve the effect of increasing traction, and can also make the effect of correction improved, but also help to adjust the upper and lower teeth of the occlusal relationship. Intermaxillary traction, anterior traction.
The commonly used rubber bands are as follows: Ligature tie, Power chain, o-rings, Separators, Rotating Wedge, Ligature Gun and so on.
●How to select Elastic-Rings？
You can select the appropriate elastic-rings type according to the following informations：
We recommend the following Elastic-Rings：
Cartoon Ligature Tie
7.Accessories(Inside Oral Cavity& Outside Oral Cavity)
Orthodontic surgery in addition to the above key products, but also need to use a lot of accessories, including the accessories inside oral cavity and accessories outside oral cavity , different accessories have their own different functions.
Most of the accessories inside oral cavity are to cooperate with brackets, buccal tube, band, dental arch wire, etc., which can enhance the role of fixed position, strengthen the force applied to the teeth, promote the teeth to move faster, so as to effectively improve the phenomenon of dental deformity.
The accessory outside oral cavity is used outside the mouth to assist the orthodontic surgery process, so that the doctor can carry out the operation. For example, the mouth opener can open the closed mouth, effectively expose the teeth, and facilitate the doctor to choose the teeth that are not aligned for correction.
The following shows some of the in-mouth and out-of-mouth accessories, which can be purchased through our website (www.treedental.com).
●Accessories-Inside Oral Cavity
Weldable Lingual Button-Round and Rectangular
Bondable Lingual Button with Small Cleat
Direct Bond Eyelet（Round）
Direct Bond Eyelet（Rectangular）
Crimpable Hook with 90 Degree Bending
Bondable Sliding Crimpable hook left\right
Crimpable Cross Tubes
●Accessories-Outside Oral Cavity
Lateral Cheek Retractor
Multi-Function Cheek Retractor
Intraoral Cheek Retractor With Tongue Depressor
Adjustable Retractor (Blue/Green)
Forward Pull Headgear (Double Bars)
Chin Cup - Leather
Orthodontic treatment also needs to use a lot of auxiliary tools, such as orthodontic pliers, bracket locator, bracket tweezers, ergometer, ring push and so on, can be purchased through our website (www.treedental.com).
There are many types of orthodontic pliers, each with its own function.Commonly used are Light Wire Plier, Distal End Cutter, Ligature Cutter, Heavy Wire Cutter, Torque Bending Plier, How Plier, Nance Loop The following Brackets are being held: Bending Plier, Band Removing Plier, Adhesive removal Plier, Buccal Tube Convertible Cap Removing Plier, Ligature Bending Plier and so on.
Shown part we highly recommend Orthodontic Pliers and tools below:
Light Wire Plier
Distal End Cutter
Brackets Removing Plier
Separator Placing Plier
Star-like Brackets Positioning Gauge
Well, the above is the full introduction of orthodontic products, after reading this blog, I believe you have a comprehensive understanding of orthodontic and orthodontic products. The full range of orthodontic products can be purchased on our website (www.treedental.com), if you need to buy orthodontic products now, then go shopping!