Bonding Procedure

Why Indirect Bonding?

Indirect Bonding has been in use for over two decades. Over the years, advances such as customized bracket placement, specialized adhesive systems and transparent transfer trays have helped Indirect Bonding become a highly accurate and dependable system that Orthodontists now rely on with a higher degree of confidence.

We use a method of "indirect bonding" for putting on braces which has a higher degree of precision than traditional bonding. Also, it improves patient comfort and reduces chair time while getting their braces on. Instead of positioning the braces directly on the patients’ teeth, we first position them on an accurate plaster model of the teeth. This technique is more exact because the teeth on the model can be studied and measured from all angles without the interference of lips, cheeks, or tongue. Through this technique, we are then able to transfer the braces to the patients’ teeth — in less time and with more comfort for the patient. It does take a take little more time and effort for us to prepare, but it's worth it for a beautiful smile and in many cases a shorter time in braces!

Indirect Bonding is the way Dr. Gaudreault puts your braces on! This method not only makes your appointment much shorter when you start treatment, but also allows Dr. Gaudreault to insure your braces go on in perfect position, insuring your time in braces is as short as possible.

Direct Bonding

Dr. Gaudrealt is always interested is providing the most efficient treatment possible in a comfortable environment. Although he prefers the Indirect Bonding technique, not all patients are ideal candidates. There could be issues that prevent him from using the Indirect technique, and the Direct bonding procedure must be utilized. These limiting factors include the bite and amount of crowding limiting access to the teeth. Regardless, Dr. Gaudreault always assures each and every patient the ideal outcome of treatment.