Expose and bond is a surgical procedure where Dr. Stigall will work with your orthodontist to help achieve the overall desired goal for your smile. Depending upon the location of the impacted tooth, a surgical incision will be made to expose the tooth and a bracket usually will be bonded to the tooth and anchored with a gold chain to your braces. The surgical site will then be sutured. The gold chain will be activated by your orthodontist. Sometimes a gold chain and/or bracket will not be applied, this treatment is chosen for those that the orthodontist feels that the tooth/teeth will passively come into the mouth once exposed. Once the surgical site is sutured, a packing may be applied to the site to deter the tissue covering the tooth until you see your orthodontist. If the packing falls out it is nothing to worry about. Please make sure you keep your follow up appointment with your orthodontist.
EXPOSE AND BOND WITH BRACKET AND CHAIN