Our choice of Orthodontic Appliances

​There are a variety of orthodontic appliances, including braces, that can be used to correct your bite. You may not need all or these appliances, and your orthodontist will inform you which appliance is best suited for your case. During your initial consultation, our orthodontist will tell you if braces, clear braces, or Invisalign is the best option for your case. We will discuss any additional appliances and how they are used. Make sure you ask questions during you consult to fully understand the timing and uses of each appliance.

Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces, made of stainless steel, are the most common. The braces and wires straighten your teeth…colors are optional.

Metal or Colors?
If you are feeling like you’d like to express your feeling or draw some attention, we have all the colors you could possibly want.

Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials, which make them less noticeable than metal braces. Clear brackets are great options for adolescents and adults.
Lingual Braces
Lingual are braces are metal colored, but you cannot see them as they sit on the inside where the tongue is. This is a great option for patients who do not want anything on their front teeth and know they cannot reliably change clear aligners.

This clear option is perfect for teens and adults. The ability to remove the aligners to eat makes brushing and flossing much easier than braces. Plus, no braces or wires equals shorter appointments and less visits.

Herbst Appliance
We use this appliance to help position the lower jaw in a more forward position. The appliance is worn while your child is still growing for about 12 months.
We use spacers before starting treatment. This provides space between the molars before fitting bands for appliances and starting braces.

Forsus Appliance
We use this appliance to help reduce overbites and overjets.
Palatal Expansion
Expanders are used to help widen the upper jaw. We will explain to you how to use the appliance. Once we stop activating the appliance, we leave it in place for a few months for stability.
Whether it’s colorful or clear, using retainers are paramount to keep teeth straight for life. We use removable and fixed retainers depending on each case.