Early orthodontic treatment

Early orthodontic treatment: Early orthodontic treatment refers to those treatments which start before the age of 10-12. In fact, there’re only a few honest reasons for early orthodontic ...

Edge-to-edge bite

Edge-to-edge bite refers to the fact that a normal overjet between upper and lower teeth isn’t given. The direct contact of the teeth can lead to abrasion. An edge-to-edge-bite of the front teeth ...

Elongation

Elongation means extension, e.g. the outgrowth of a tooth over the level of its neighboring teeth

Erosion

Loss of dental substance due to chemical attack, mostly due to food-borne acids, also in case of reflux disease and bulimia. Typically, erosions are found on the insides of the upper anterior teeth ...

ESSIX

It is an older aligner product developed by the American orthodontist J. Sheridan. It is suitable for small corrections of the anterior teeth.

Eugnathia

Eugnathia refers to a normal occlusion (proper bite). In a broader sense a good positioning of teeth and jaws.    Moreover, eugnathia is a descriptive term which refers to anatomy but it has ...

Extraction

Extraction is the technical term for pulling teeth. The extraction of permanent teeth is a reasonable treatment option in about 20 % of orthodontic patients.

Extrusion

Extrusion describes the vertical movement of teeth while moving them slowly out of their alveoles. There’s no elongation of the dental crown because the surrounding tissues like gingiva and jaw ...