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ASSIGNMENT 2 2 Fixed Appliances Introduction A fixed appliance is a device fitted to the teeth by appendages through which arch wire is used to apply the fitting force. There are various types of fixed appliances in orthodontic shops and workshops. Accordingly, there are multiple modes of action of these appliances; hence the approach used during the attachment fitting dictates the kind of tooth movement obtained. Notably, fixed appliances are ideally the most popular category of orthodontic appliances around the globe. Normally, fixed appliances incorporate tiny brackets fitted on to the forepart area of the teeth with means of the dental adherent. A thin wire is then used to attach the brackets. Normally, fixed appliances orthodontic medication and solutions endure for six to thirty months based on the seriousness of the orthodontic issue. As well as the mode of action and array of the proposed orthodontic solution. However, most of the fixed appliances entail the following active and passive components (Proffit et al. 2018). Active components of fixed appliances Arch wire Springs Elastics Separators Passive components of fixed appliances Bands
ASSIGNMENT 2 3 Brackets Buccal tubes Lingual attachments Lock pins Ligature wire Advantages of fixed appliances Fixed appliances exhibit multiple advantages to the patient as well as the orthodontic practitioner. Fixed appliances can be used universally. That is to say, multiple fixed appliances in the market can be used for different kinds of teeth problems without any consideration of the severity and location of the teeth issue. Fixed appliances nearly correct all issues focusing on the consummate arch formation. The arch wire used most of the shape issues correctly in the orthodontic scope. Fixed appliances, exhibit short medication period, as well as straightforward and manageable medication approaches. Fortunately, the advantage mentioned earlier applies to severe cases of teeth issues and arrangements. Mostly the active component of the fixed appliances like auxiliaries are contemporarily assembled can be fitted directly by the dentist to the patient’s teeth. Corrections involving fixed appliances mechanism can undertake readily and swiftly during the checkup appointments after the fixation. The patient combined effort is unnecessary for perfect fitting of these fixed appliances
ASSIGNMENT 2 4 Most of the components of the fixed appliance suffer less or no damage inflicted by the patient's mishandling.

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