Types of Appliances

Types of Appliances



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Schwartz

A removable appliance comprised of an expansion screw, clasping for retention, a labial bow and acrylic. It is often used as the first phase in a comprehensive plan of orthodontic treatment where arch development is considered.
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RPE

Designed to expand the upper arch (and if applicable, to correct crossbite) to create the room needed to later straighten all of your teeth.
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Lingual Arch

Used on the lower arch to hold space after your phase I treatment. Similar to the TPA Appliance, it is also used in instances of early loss of a primary tooth.
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Bite Turbo

Small acrylic blocks that are placed against the back of your teeth in order for the teeth to move more rapidly.
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Elastic

Small elastomeric rubber bands connecting one tooth to another to improve positioning.
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Herbst

We use a Herbst in more severe overbite cases as an alternative to jaw surgery. This appliance can even be used on adults and is believed to stimulate lower jaw growth, which delivers stability after your braces come off.
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CS-2000

A fixed elastic that is attached to archwires of both upper and lower arches which applies continuous force. This can reduce elastic wear time by 50%.
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Retainers

Retainers are typically used after your treatment is completed. We bond custom-made wires to the inside of your upper and lower arches to hold your teeth in place. Depending of your treatment, we may be use wraparound retainers (acrylic retainers), clear Essix type vacuum formed retainers, fixed or permanent retainers, and/or Damon Splints

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