Orthodontic Appliances

Archwire

A metal wire which is attached to your brackets to move your teeth.

Chain

A stretchable plastic chain used to hold archwires into brackets and to move teeth.

Expander

The Bonded Upper Expander is a way to widen a narrow upper jaw.

Herbst Appliance

A fixed appliance with pistons that corrects a Class II problem.

Lingual Arch

A device which connects two molars in the upper or lower dental arch.

Palatal Expander

Widens the upper jaw so the bottom & upper teeth will fit together better.

Separators

Tiny rubber bands that create a small gap between these teeth.

Twin Block

The Twin Block is a removable appliance used to correct a Class II bite.

Bands

A metal ring that is placed on your teeth to hold on parts of your braces.

Distal Jet

An appliance that widens the upper jaw and simultaneously corrects the bite on one or both sides.

Fixed Retainers

Consist of a metal wire bonded to the back of the teeth.

Invisalign

Clear, removable teeth aligners used as an alternative to metal braces.

Mara

Drives the lower jaw forward, correcting a Class II problem.

Pendex

Pushes your first molars back, creating space in the upper.

Thumb Crib

This simple device given to address severe thumb/finger sucking habit.

Brackets

Small modules that helps move the teeth and hold the archwire in place.

Elastics (Rubber Bands)

Help move the upper and lower teeth relative to each other, ultimately achieving a better bite.

Forsus

Forces the lower jaw forward and corrects a Class II problem.

Ligating Module

Used to hold the archwires in the brackets on your teeth.

Nance

Used to hold teeth in position to allow for the movement of other teeth.

Removable Retainer

Holds teeth in the correct position after your treatment is completed.

Transpalatal Bar

A fixed appliance that is attached to bands on the upper molar teeth.

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