• Caries
    • Dental decay resulting from the action of bacteria on sugary foods
  • Cast
    • A study model, in plaster or in stone, of the teeth and dental arch
  • Cementum
    • The layer of bony tissue covering the root of a tooth
  • Centric Occlusion
    • The relation of the teeth of one arch to those of the other when the jaws are closed
  • Cephalometric X-Ray
    • An X-ray of the head and jaw bones that shows how the teeth and jaws are aligned and whether they are growing properly (c.f. tracing)
  • Cheek retractor
    • An instrument used to hold the lips and cheeks out of the operator's way
  • Clasp
    • The metal part of a retainer which helps retain, support and stabilise an appliance
  • Class I malocclusion
    • The teeth are mis-aligned and irregular but meet correctly
  • Class II malocclusion
    • The upper jaw and teeth protrude relative to the lower jaw and teeth, the teeth may also be irregular
  • Class III malocclusion
    • The lower jaw and teeth protrude relative to the upper jaw and teeth, the teeth may also be irregular
  • Cleft Lip
    • A congenital opening in the lip
  • Cleft Palate
    • A congenital opening in the palate, it maybe involve the hard or soft palate or both
  • Closed Bite
    • definition
  • Congenital
    • Occurring before birth
  • Consultation
    • A meeting with an orthodontist where the orthodontic problem is diagnosed and discussed, often with the aid of X-rays and study models
  • Crooked Teeth
    • Mis-aligned Teeth
  • Crossbite
    • A malocclusion where the upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth
  • Crowding
    • A malocclusion caused by insufficient space for the teeth
  • Curing Light
    • Special light used to set the adhesive which bonds the brackets to the teeth

210-2755 Lougheed Highway
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 5Y9

Tel: 604.464.2527
Fax: 604.464.2588
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Richmond,
BC V7C 5L9

Tel: 604.278.2108
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