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What are the different kinds of appliances used for orthodontic treatment?

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What are the different kinds of appliances used for orthodontic treatment?

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Depending on the condition of the patient the appliance or appliances are selected. When there is a need for modifying growth one of the growth modification appliances is given. This may be removable i.e. it can be removed by the patient or fixed. When the lower jaw is deficient or placed behind in relation to the upper jaw either a bionator, activator, twin block may be given. When the lower jaw is more prominent or growing excessively a chin cap may be used. Foe a deficient upper jaw a reverse pull head gear may be used. In case of an excessively growing upper jaw a high pull, cervical pull or a combi pull headgear may be given to the patient. For setting the teeth properly usually fixed appliances are used which are commonly known as “braces”. These comprise of brackets, bands, tubes, arch wires, elastics, power chains, pins, ligature wires, elastic modules etc. etc. Usually the brackets used are of metal but aesthetic tooth-coloured (or clear) brackets are also available which are

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