Installing orthodontic braces in an accurate, precise and efficient manner is the goal of the dental professionals at Ortho 360. The recent innovation of indirect bonding is a technique, which allows this to be consistently accomplished. It provides our clients with a much quicker application of the braces and limits the overall time they will spend in the dental chair.
Before Indirect Bonding
Many years ago the procedure of getting braces meant sitting for multiple extended appointments while orthodontic rings were placed and cemented around each tooth.
As recently as ten years ago, patients were subjected to the direct bonding process. Each orthodontic bracket was individually measured, placed and bonded. All the while the patient was in the uncomfortable mouth open position in the cheek and tongue stretcher.
Indirect Bonding Process
Today we are lucky to have indirect bonding where all of the brackets are bonded to the teeth at the same time. The indirect bonding technique starts by taking impressions of the patient’s teeth. The impressions are used to make a stone replica (cast/model) of the teeth and braces are placed on the stone model. Rubber trays made in the lab can then be used to transfer the braces onto the teeth. The orthodontist is able to do the work while the patient isn’t even present.
The benefits of indirect bonding are that since all of the braces are bonded at the same time, it reduces the amount of time that needs to be spent in the dental chair (30 mins to place the upper and lower braces) so the patient is finished with the procedure much sooner.