Elastics, also known as rubber bands help improve your bite by placing more pressure on your teeth to move them into alignment. Make sure to follow your orthodontist's instructions for wearing your elastics. You must wear them properly and for the designated amount of time for effective results.
The Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device is an appliance that corrects overbites. It delivers the same results as headgear by enhancing your bite but is more discreet and comfortable. It can also keep you from needing jaw surgery in the future.
The palatal expander is a device used to widen your upper jaw to help your top and bottom teeth fit together better. It gradually expands your jaw by applying pressure to your top molars. You control the pressure with a small key-like tool. Once your teeth have expanded to their appropriate place, you will continue to wear your expander, generally for a few months to set the fit and keep your teeth from moving back.
Positioners are the last step in your braces journey. You will use the mouthpiece as instructed by your orthodontist for four to eight weeks to fix any remaining imperfections such as small gaps between teeth.
Retainers are an essential appliance to keep your teeth straight after your orthodontic treatment. There are two types of retainers, removable or fixed. Removable retainers can be taken out and are generally instructed to be worn during the day or when you sleep at night. Fixed retainers are permanently bonded to the back of your teeth.
Separators or Spacers
When your back molars are close together, separators, also known as spacers, allow us to make space between them to make room for rubber bands. You may feel tenderness when they are first put it. This means they are doing their job. Avoid eating sticky foods, using toothpicks, and be careful when you floss.
PowerScope™ Class II Corrector
This innovative Class II correction device is more comfortable and efficient and acts as an alternative to headgear. It applies a continuous force and often requires less treatment time than other Class II appliances. PowerScope 2 comes ready to install in a matter of seconds, leaving no need for labs or off-site modifications.
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