A Carrière is used for class II bite correction. Its a quick, simple and comfortable appliance that is used in addition to your orthodontic treatment to correct the bite quickly. This device requires patient compliance with wearing elastics full time. Average bite correction is about four months.
A Nance is a fixed appliance is used for maintaining molar position. It can be used in combination with orthodontic treatment.
A lingual arch is used on the mandibular arch to maintain level of lower molars or spacing.
The palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. Your orthodontist will instruct you about when and how to adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent regression.
In a well-lit area tip the patient's head back.
Place the key in the hole until it is firmly in place.
Pushing the key towards the back of the mouth, you will notice the fender will rotate and the new hole will appear. The rotation stops when the key meets the back of the expander.
By pushing back and down towards the tongue, remove the key. The next hole for insertion of the key should now be visible.
The Herbst appliance reduces overbite by encouraging the lower jaw forward and the upper molars backward. This fixed appliance is used mostly for younger, growing children and is worn for about nine to 12 months.
Retainers may be removable or fixed. They hold your teeth in their new, correct positions after your teeth have been straightened. Your orthodontist will instruct you on how to care for your retainer and about the duration of the wear. Wearing your retainer as directed is crucial to prevent regression of your treatment.
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