Types of Appliances





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Bite Turbo

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

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Elastic

We connect small elastomeric rubber bands from one tooth to another to improve positioning.

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Expander

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

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Herbst Appliance

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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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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Forsus

This appliance is used in overbite cases after leveling and aligning your bite. We use a spring that is connected to the brackets to bring your jaw forward.

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Removable Retainer

An easy to use appliance worn 24/7 after orthodontic treatment to maintain a perfect smile. When wearing a removable retainer, it can be removed for brushing and flossing with ease.

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Face Mask

An appliance used in underbite cases to advance your upper arch forward. It is used with adolescents before the age of 9 as an attempt to avoid later jaw surgery.