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Orthodontic Molding

orthodontist making teeth mold for a male patient

Orthodontic molding is often used to accurately record the teeth’s shape, maxilla and mandible structure. To do this, most dentists use a substance called Alginate. In most scenarios, orthodontic molding will occur before treatment. This article pertains to a brief description of the orthodontic molding steps and methods.

After the oral examination, orthodontic molding is carried out, giving the necessary advice and taking teeth radiography rapidly and efficiently.

If you feel nauseous during orthodontic molding , try to stay calm and breathe through the nose. The patient’s tooth impression is sent to the laboratory to be cast using dental plaster. If you are planning to undergo orthodontic treatment, follow the article to get acquainted with orthodontic molding.

Orthodontic mold from four sides

The method of orthodontic molding

A patient’s mouth size tray is used for orthodontic molding. First, the orthodontist fills the tray with alginate and then puts it within the patient’s mouth. This step may be a little worrying. In orthodontics, first the lower teeth and then the upper teeth are cast. Sometimes you may falsely feel that alginate has entered your throat. The tray is kept by the dentist until solidification of alginate and then removed.

Here’s a little fun fact, for a patient’s molding is satisfying when the back teeth are entirely cast. However, feeling the throat’s substance is normal. Often, many patients are anxious, and to feel good during orthodontic molding, try to distract yourself. All in all, this entire procedure only takes one minute. The impression of the gums and teeth remains on alginate after its solidification. The orthodontist then inserts a special cast into the impression to get the teeth model for examination and make the orthodontic equipment.

Orthodontic mold from the front view

Important points of orthodontic molding

Consider the following tips when you are undergoing orthodontic molding :

  • In case of severe reflux, inform the dentist.
  • Avoid regularly swallowing saliva. Spilling saliva on the napkin is not important, but swallowing the saliva may make you feel nauseous.
  • During orthodontic molding, try to breathe through the nose instead of the mouth.
  • Do not get nervous. This step is very simple and essential to achieving a dreamy smile.
  • It is always recommended to keep calm when molding .
  • Try to tolerate the tray within the mouth. Taking it out of the mouth is very troublesome. If the tray comes out of the mouth sooner, the impression will break, and molding should be repeated.

Always keep in mind that molding is a straightforward but necessary task for orthodontics. This step only takes a minute, so do not worry and stay calm. During molding, think that you will achieve a dreamy smile after this step.

Dr Abdolreza Jamilian Orthodontist

About Dr Abdolreza Jamilian Orthodontist

Dr. Jamilian, an orthodontist, has a specialized fellowship in orthodontic surgery and maxillofacial abnormalities and is a professor in the orthodontics department of the Dentistry School of the Islamic Azad University. He is member of Iranian and European Board of Orthodontics (EBO) and is a member of the Iranian, American and European Orthodontists Association.

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