Types of Appliances

Types of Orthodontic Appliances 

There are many different types of orthodontic appliances to choose from.  The best appliance for each person depends on their needs and goals.  We recommend a consult so that we can discuss the best option for you or your child.

Metal Braces - the traditional braces most people think, can have fun with colors

Clear Braces - less obvious since they blend in with the surface of the tooth

Self-ligating braces - can work faster in certain cases

Clear aligners - removable appliances such as Invisalign

Lingual braces - placed on the inside of the teeth so it affects speech (Dr. Maull can talk to you about her personal experience with lingual braces!)


Additional Appliances for Children include:

Expanders - to increase jaw width

Night-time facemask - for underbites

Removable appliances - to increase space for teeth, improve the developing bite, enhance jaw growth

Habit appliances - for thumb or finger sucking

Space maintainers - to preserve space after early loss of baby molars

 

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