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Orthodontic Appliances

  • Archwire

    Archwire

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

  • Fixed Retainer

    Fixed Retainer

    Fixed retainers consist of a metal wire bonded to the back of the teeth. Fixed retainers can stay in place indefinitely.

  • Wax

    Wax

    A clear wax used to prevent your braces from irritating your lips or cheeks when your braces are first put on, or at other times.

  • Rubber Bands

    Rubber Bands

    During various phases of treatment, small elastics or rubber bands are used as a gentle but continuous force to help individual tooth movement or the aligning of jaws.

  • Forsus

    Forsus

    The forus is a fixed appliance that is used for dental asymmetry corrections when a higher force is needed. This appliances allows the patient to open and move the jaw freely.

  • Mouthguard

    Mouthguard

    A device that is used to protect your mouth form injury when you are participating in sports. The use of a mouthguard is especially important for orthodontic patients, to prevent injuries.

  • Chain

    Chain

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

  • Chain

    Chain

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

  • Herbst

    Herbst

    An appliance that is designed to correct bites and improve facial profiles.

  • Bands

    Bands

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

  • Bracket

    Bracket

    Brackets are the small metal or ceramic modules attached to each tooth. They serve as guides to move the teeth and hold the archwire in place.

  • Buccal Tube

    Buccal Tube

    A small metal part that is welded on the outside of a molar band. The molar band contains slots to hold archwires, lip bumpers, facebows and other things your orthodontist uses to move your teeth.

  • Palatal Expander

    Palatal Expander

    A palatal expander, also known as a rapid palatal expander, rapid maxillary expansion appliance, palate expander or orthodontic expander, is used to widen the upper jaw so that the bottom and upper teeth will fit together better.

  • Elastics

    Elastics

    Elastics or rubber bands for braces help move the upper and lower teeth relative to each other, ultimately achieving a better bite. The orthodontic rubber bands are typically effective for correcting overbites, underbites, or other types of alignments of the jaw. They are also useful for moving a tooth out of alignment or to close a space in the mouth.

  • Ligating Module

    Ligating Module

    A small plastic piece, shaped like a donut, which is used to hold the archwires in the brackets on your teeth.

  • Retainer

    Retainer

    A gadget that the orthodontist gives you to wear after your braces are removed. The retainer attaches to your upper and / or lower teeth and holds them in the correct position while your jaw hardens and your teeth get strongly attached to your jaw. At first, you wear the retainer 24 hours a day, and then only at night.