Orthodontic exposures, also known as “expose and bonds,” are done when a tooth is impacted, or unable to move into the dental arch on its own. The procedure involves uncovering part of the crown of the tooth and then bonding a special orthodontic bracket onto the tooth crown. These special brackets have a pre-attached chain on them that is then tied to your regular orthodontic wires. The orthodontist will then use the chain to pull the impacted tooth into place with the rest of your teeth.
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