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Category Archives: Appliances

Herbst

The Herbst appliance is designed to correct & improve your bite, the position of your jaws and your facial profile.  Specifically It is designed to position your lower jaw forward encouraging the lower jaw to catch up in growth to your upper jaw, while allowing you to function (speak, swallow, and eat) in a new […]

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Forsus

  The Forsus is a fixed appliance that attaches to your braces in order to correct your bite.  It functions by applying gentle, steady pressure – gradually pushing the upper arch of teeth backwards and lower arch of teeth forwards, until the proper amount of overbite correction is achieved. The Forsus will remain attached to […]

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Rapid Palatal Expander

This fixed appliance is used in orthodontics to create more space in the jaws  during growth, to accommodate teeth.  It works by separating the two bones of the upper jaws which are connected at the roof of the mouth by a suture.  The best time to use this appliance is when you are still growing […]

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Schwartz

Overview The Schwartz is a removeable expander, which acts to slowly expand the lower jaw to develop the lower arch form, upright the teeth & create more room for the permanent teeth to erupt. Common Concerns  *Most patients require between two to three days to become accustomed to the device. *Some changes in speech may […]

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Headgear

Your Headgear Overview If worn consistently the headgear  is designed to hold the upper jaw back against excessive forward growth & move the upper molars back to correct your bite.  This helps to both balance your profile, correct crowding & fix your “overbite.” Important headgear guidelines & your first week with headgear. Try to put […]

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Quad Helix

Overview This fixed appliance is different from other expanders in that it doesn’t require patient compliance & expands the upper jaw more slowly, thus creating a more gentle physiological response. This is an excellent appliance to expand narrow upper jaws & to  treat mild-moderate crowding and or cross-bites. The appliance must remain in your mouth […]

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