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Types of appliances

Elastics

Elastics

Also known as rubber bands, elastics improve the fit of your upper and lower teeth. 

 

Headgear

Headgear 

Headgear is an appliance used to treat patients with jaw alignment issues. This appliance gently pulls on your teeth to prevent further unwanted movement. 

 

Herbst® appliance

Herbst® appliance

This appliance helps patients with an overbite. It encourages the lower jaw to move forward and the upper molars to move backwards. This is usually used of young children who are still growing and is warn for about 12-15 months.

 

Palatal expander

Palatal expander 

This appliance is used to widen your upper jaw. A palatal expander will apply pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. 

 

Retainer

Retainer 

An orthodontic appliance that’s used post treatment to keep your teeth and jaws in their new position. 

 

Twin blocks

Twin blocks 

The Twin Blocks is a removable, functional appliance to help encourage growth of the lower jaw and improve your overjet. It is made up of two components, an upper and lower plate which works together to posture the lower jaw forward and encourages the jaw to grown to its fullest potential. 

 

Separators

Separators 

Small rubber rings that are used to create space between your teeth prior to treatment.

 

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