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Other dental and Orthodontic Gadgets and Materials

Acrylic: A plastic used to false teeth, retainers, and other dental products. Dental acrylic has been tested and thought to be perfectly safe.

Algenate: A plaster like compound used to take impressions. It tastes awful, but is safe.

Armamentarium: A general term for the dental chairs, lights and equipment used by your dentist or orthodontist.

Biomechanics: the relationship between the force you apply to living tissue such as teeth and gums and and how the tissue moves and changes

Biteplane: a removable appliance made of acrylic designed to open a deep bite.

Nickel Titanium or (NiTi): An especially strong orthodontic wire which allows for rapid tooth movement.


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