Elastic Rubber Bands Orthodontic Appliances Elastics (Rubber Bands)

Elastics are used with braces to correct a variety of issues such as tooth gaps, overbites, and underbites. It’s important to wear your elastics as instructed by your orthodontist. 

Forsus Fatigue Resistant Orthodontic Device Forsus™

Forsus Springs appliances are used with braces to correct overbites and are usually used for 4-6 months. These devices are a great alternative to headgear, improving the fit of teeth and in some cases preventing the need for jaw surgery. 

Herbst Orthodontic Appliance Herbst® Appliance

The Herbst® appliance is used to fix overbites by cementing metal bands or caps onto the upper molars. This fixed appliance is used mostly for younger, growing children and is worn for about 12-15 months.

Palatal Expander Appliance Palatal Expander

The palatal expander is an appliance that works to widen your upper jaw by separating the bones of your palate in order for your top and bottom teeth to fit better together. These appliances are most effective when the patient is still growing and treatment typically lasts between 8 and 12 months. 

 Orthodontic Positioners Positioners

Sometimes recommended after braces are removed, positioners help finalize tooth placement without braces and may only need to be worn for 4-8 weeks. 

Orthodontic Retainers Retainers

Retainers are appliances made out of plastic or metal that may be removable or fixed. They are mainly used once braces have been removed to help maintain the new positions of the teeth. Wearing your retainer as directed is crucial to prevent any teeth from moving back to the original position.

 Orthodontic Separators and Spacers Separators or Spacers

Separators are small plastic rings that are used with braces to create space between teeth and optimize the alignment braces provide. The separators are removed before the placement of bands. It’s important to note that separators do not mix well with sticky foods, toothpicks, or floss. 

Bite Plates

Bite plates work to correct what’s known as “deep bites” which means that the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth too much. It needs to be worn at least 22 hours a day and can only be removed for cleaning.

Holding Arches

Holding arches are appliances that can be used to prevent the back teeth from moving forward or to maintain space between teeth after losing baby teeth.

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