Types of Appliances

Elastics (Rubber Bands)


Wearing elastics (or rubber bands) improves the fit of your upper and lower teeth. Wear rubber bands as instructed, and remember that the rubber bands work far more efficiently if they're worn as prescribed.


Headgear


Headgear gently "pulls" on your teeth to restrict further forward growth of your upper teeth and jaw.


Herbst® Appliance

This fixed appliance is used mostly for younger, growing children and is worn for about 12-15 months.


Palatal Expander

The palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made.


Retainers

Wearing your retainer as directed is crucial to prevent the regression of your treatment.