Orthodontic appliances are devices that are used in orthodontic treatment to correct dental and jaw abnormalities and improve the alignment and appearance of the teeth. There are several different types of orthodontic appliances, each designed to address specific dental issues and goals.
Orthodontic appliances we offer at Christensen Orthodontics include:
Braces, including self-ligation braces, are the prevailing orthodontic devices employed for teeth straightening and alignment. These braces feature metal brackets affixed to the front of the teeth and are linked by a specialized wire that exerts controlled pressure to guide the teeth into their intended positions.
Palatal expanders are used to widen the upper jaw to correct overcrowding or misaligned teeth. They consist of a metal or acrylic appliance that is placed on the roof of the mouth and is gradually expanded to widen the jaw.
Retainers are used to maintain the position of the teeth after orthodontic treatment has been completed. They may be fixed or removable and are made from acrylic or a combination of acrylic and wire.
Orthodontic appliances are typically used in conjunction with other types of treatment, such as braces or clear aligners, to achieve the best possible results. It is important to follow the orthodontist's instructions for wearing and caring for orthodontic appliances to ensure that treatment is effective.
Elastics are used with braces to help correct the bite and alignment of the teeth.Read More
Forsus is a type of orthodontic appliance that is used to correct overbites and other bite issues.Read More
Palatal expanders are orthodontic appliances that are used to widen the upper jaw and correct issues with the bite and alignment of the teeth.Read More
Separators and spacers are small rubber bands or metal rings that are placed between the teeth to create space for braces or other orthodontic appliances.Read More
If you are considering orthodontic treatment, it is important to consult with an orthodontist such as Dr. Christensen. Our team will be able to assess your dental and jaw structure, as well as your overall oral health, and recommend the best treatment option for you. Fill out the form to request an appointment today!