Orthodontic appliance options
It takes gentle pressure and time to gently manipulate tooth alignment. Depending on the situation and patient needs, an orthodontist will utilize a variety of orthodontic appliances to create a beautiful smile.
North Valley Orthodontics provides state-of-the-art techniques and treatments to create and maintain smiles for patients of all ages. Call us today with any questions you have or stop by if you need a quick replacement item.
Braces – This traditional option is comprised of two essential components, the brackets, and wires. The brackets can be metal or ceramic and can come in different shapes. The wiring can be metal, elastic, or a combination of both. We have a large variety of choices, from simple nearly invisible brackets to stars and other custom shapes. These options make orthodontic treatment a fun opportunity to express your personality!
Elastics – Removable elastics hook onto the brackets and gently pull teeth into place. These are effective in correcting overbites, underbites, and single teeth that are slightly off. They are another fun element to your treatment. You can change the bands to match your style or to celebrate the season.
Palate Expanders – These devices are attached to your teeth and will increase the space needed for a natural, functional bite. This is a necessary effort for patients with small mouths and larger teeth. It also can positively affect the facial composition, creating a more appealing profile and increasing self-confidence.
Headgear – For complex alignment cases, headgear is often used. These devices vary in structure and are custom fit to suit a patient’s needs. Headgear is most often worn at night and will help to expedite the treatment time.
Forsus – This appliance is affixed to the teeth and uses springs to position the lower jaw forward as the mouth closes. It is used to help move the upper molars back while bringing the lower arch forward and speed up your treatment time.
Retainers – These devices hold the teeth in place, retaining proper alignment. Retainers can be fixed so they don’t come out, or removable. Retainers are a very important part of your treatment and keep your teeth from moving back to their original positions.
Contact Us for All Your Orthodontic Appliance Needs
Dr. Levin specializes in orthodontic treatment and stays abreast on all the latest advancements in the field to provide quality, expert care to her patients of all ages. Call us today and schedule a comprehensive and personalized consultation.