Rapid Maxillary Expansion (RME)

Rapid maxillary expansion (abbreviated RME) is done by a fixed appliance designed to widen the upper jaw’s bony base. It was first introduced by Angell in 1877. However, he was not taken ...

Retainer

A retainer (to retain = to preserve, to stabilize) is just a brace that is used to stabilize the teeth following orthodontic treatment. There are both fixed and removable retainers. Fixed retainers ...

Retention

This term refers to any method that is used to stabilize the results of orthodontic treatment after the active part of the treatment has finished. Retention is an essential part of any orthodontic ...

Retrusion

The term retrusion offers several meanings, which can be used in different contexts. Retrusion of teeth: This is an orthodontic condition whereby the front teeth show a bi-maxillary retrusion ...

Root canal

The narrow and fibrous part of the root where blood vessels and nerve tracts are running through.

Root cement

The bone-like, quite soft substance which covers the human dental root.

Root Resorption

Root resorption refers to apical granulomas on the roots of the teeth which can lead to the appearance of small dimples or even to the disappearance of whole root tips. This can of course happen as ...