• dentition
  • Most orthodontic work is started during the early permanent dentition stage before skeletal growth is completed. (wikipedia.org)
  • This appliance is specifically indicated for adolescents or pre-adolescents patients who are in mixed dentition and are very compliant. (wikipedia.org)
  • tubes
  • The original appliance developed by Margolis included helices next to the laterals and canines for a straight pull or Northwest headgear tubes to be inserted. (wikipedia.org)
  • include
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  • Benefits associated with orthodontic treatment include a reduction in the susceptibility to caries, periodontal disease and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, whilst also improving speech and masticatory function. (wikipedia.org)
  • plaque
  • This is because orthodontic appliances accumulate plaque and combining this with a high carbohydrate diet and poor oral hygiene can result in extensive decalcification of the teeth and accelerated bone loss if you try to move the teeth when there is active gingivitis and periodontal disease. (wikipedia.org)