• Facebow
    • A wire appliance used to provide a force to move teeth, it connects to bands or a removable appliance and to either a neckstrap or headgear, it has to be worn very well to be effective
  • Fixed appliance
    • Any orthodontic component that is cemented or bonded to the teeth, it is extremely accurate at moving teeth and needs careful adjustment and monitoring
  • Fluoride
    • A natural element which strengthens teeth and prevents dental decay, when used during orthodontic treatment it helps protect the teeth from decay
  • Fraenum
    • A piece of fleshy gum which is attached to the upper or lower lip or tongue
  • Functional Appliance
    • A special removable appliance which changes the way the teeth and jaws bite together

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

Tel: 604.464.2527
Fax: 604.464.2588
drs@hgsortho.com

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600-6091 Gilbert Road
Richmond,
BC V7C 5L9

Tel: 604.278.2108
Fax: 604.278.2109
drgeoff@hgsortho.com

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