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TR = Translucent retainer
A clear plastic retainer that covers most tooth surfaces and helps keep teeth from shifting. It is a little bit flexible.
FCR = Full Coverage Retainer
A clear plastic retainer that is very thick and covers mostly just the biting surfaces of the teeth. It used to maintain expansion and to prevent wear and tear from grinding
This retainer helps maintain tooth position. Very traditional retainer. Does not necessarily prevent wear and tear on teeth from grinding.
Bite Plane Hawley Retainer
Similar to a Hawley retainer, but the acrylic behind the front teeth is thicker to help prevent the back teeth from touching. This helps fix deep bites in children and helps prevent wear in adults and children.
An acrylic and metal expander that widens the jaws. We mostly use it on the upper jaw.
A metal expander that widens the upper jaw (primarily).
An acrylic and metal appliance that helps address class III bites.
LLA = Lower lingual arch
This appliance helps maintain all the space for the lower arch. It is especially useful when baby teeth are lost early. It is cemented in.
This appliance helps create space on the lower arch with a wires and a spring.
Finger spring hawley
These types of hawleys have a spring to usually move one tooth. It usually moves the tooth towards the cheeks.
Motion Carriere Appliance
This appliance is used to correct class II bites (bites where the top teeth are too far forward of the bottom teeth). It uses the motion on top, two brackets and a retainer on bottom and elastics.
This is another metal, cemented appliance that help correct class II. Class II means the upper teeth are too far ahead of the lower teeth.
This is another spring appliance that attaches to the wires adn brackets that helps correct class II. Class II means the upper teeth are too far ahead of the lower teeth.
RPHG = Reverse Pull Headgear
This appliance hooks to an appliance in the mouth via rubberbands. It helps correct class III... when the upper jaw is too far back.
This is a clear plastic retainer used after the first phase of orthodontic treatment.
Sports mouth guard
This plastic appliance is used over the teeth (and braces) during sports activities.
This type of acrylic and wire retainer helps to align the front teeth to some degree. Limited application.
This type of acrylic and metal appliance helps close space between the teeth.
This is one type of orthodontic treatment that uses a succession of trays to align the teeth. In our office, we change them every week.
TPA = Transpalatal Arch
This appliance helps stabilize the arch. It is good to maintain expansion or to stabilize the arch when bringing in an impacted tooth.
Splint Reverse Pull Headgear
This is the appliance that a Reverse Pull Headgear (RPHG) would attach too.
Metal self ligating braces
This is the primary type of braces used in our office.
Clear self ligating braces
This is the clear version of the primary type of braces used in our office.
This appliance is usually used when there are early loss of baby teeth. It prevents the molars from coming forward.
TAD - Temporary Anchorage Device
These are used to maintain anchorage in orthodontic treatment. They are used with both Invisalign and braces. They help us to more accurately move teeth without as many side effects.
2x4 practice braces
This is partial braces used in phase I.
This appliance is used between phase 1 and 2 and it covers the back teeth and the palate. It doesn't cover the front teeth.
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