Banding: The process of fitting and cementing orthodontic bands to your teeth.

Bonding: The process of attaching brackets to your teeth using special orthodontic cement.

Cephalometric X-ray: An X-ray of your head that shows the relative position and growth of the face, jaws, and teeth.

Consultation: A meeting with your orthodontist, Dr. Oakes, to discuss a treatment plan. At Charles L. Oakes, DDS, Inc., we offer complimentary orthodontic consultations! Call us today to schedule yours.

Debanding: The process of removing cemented orthodontic bands from your teeth.

Debonding: The process of removing cemented orthodontic brackets from your teeth.

Impressions: The process of making a model of your teeth by biting into a soft material that hardens into a mold of your teeth. Your orthodontist, Dr. Oakes, will use these impressions to prepare your treatment plan.

Ligation: The process of attaching an archwire to the brackets on your teeth.

Panoramic X-ray: An X-ray that rotates around your head to take pictures of your teeth, jaw, and other facial areas.