Behnan DDS, MS Practice
Limited to Orthodontics
Orthodontic Services from our office in Clinton Township to
patients from communities including:
Bad Axe - Cass City
Sandusky - Caro
Harbor Beach - Ruth
Pigeon - Sebewaing
Kinde - Port Austin
Marlette - Port Sanilac
Deckerville - Snover
Ubly - Vassar
Port Hope - Caseville
Thumb of Michigan
118 N. Hanselman St.
Bad Axe, MI 48413
A wire engaged in orthodontic attachments, affixed to the crowns of
two or more teeth and capable of causing or guiding tooth movement.
A thin metal ring, usually stainless steel, which serves to secure
orthodontic attachments to a tooth. The band, with orthodontic
attachments welded or soldered to it, is closely adapted to fit the
contours of the tooth and then cemented into place.
An orthodontic attachment that is secured to a tooth (either by
bonding or banding) for the purpose of engaging an archwire.
Brackets can be fabricated from metal, ceramic or plastic.
Crystalline, alumina, tooth-shade or clear synthetic sapphire
brackets that are aesthetically more attractive than conventional
Dental malalignment caused by inadequate space for the teeth.
The removal of cemented orthodontic bands.
Elastics (rubber bands)
Used to move teeth in prescribed direction (commonly connected to
molar band and upper ball hook). Found in numerous colors for better
The tissue that surrounds the teeth, consisting of a fibrous tissue
that is continuous with the periodontal ligament and mucosal
Generic term for extraoral traction (attached around the back side
of the head) for growth modification, tooth movement and anchorage.
Fixed or removable appliance designed commonly for overbite problems
The process of acquiring representations of structures in either two
or three dimensions.
Of or pertaining to the tongue. A term used to describe surfaces and
directions toward the tongue.
Orthodontic appliances fixed to the lingual surface of the teeth.
Of or pertaining to the upper jaw. May be used to describe teeth,
dental restorations, orthodontic appliances or facial structures.
A dental specialist who has completed an advanced post-doctoral
course, accredited by the American Dental Association, of at least
two academic years in the special area of orthodontics.
Surgery to alter relationships of teeth and/or supporting bones,
usually accomplished in conjunction with orthodontic therapy.
Vertical overlapping of upper teeth over lower teeth, usually
measured perpendicular to the occlusal plane.
A permanent image, typically on film, produced by ionizing
radiation. Sometimes called an X-ray after the most common source of
Any orthodontic appliance, fixed or removable, used to maintain the
position of the teeth following corrective treatment.
The passive treatment period following active orthodontic correction
during which retaining appliances may be used.
Straight wire appliance
A variation of the edgewise appliance in which brackets are
angulated to minimize multiple archwire bends. Brackets and molar
tubes have specific orientation in three planes of space.
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