Orthopedic and Orthodontic Appliances
The majority of the appliances mentioned below are removable. The same type appliances can also be designed to be banded or bonded in place, to overcome compliance problems. All of the appliances are available in a variety of colors and designs.
Upper and Lower E-Regaining Appliances
Designed to regain lost arch length premature loss of deciduous teeth.
Upper and Lower Schwarz Appliances
Designed to develop the skeletal transverse width of the arches.
Designed to increase both the width and the arch length.
Designed to increase the arch length.
Upper 3D Schwarz
Designed to increase both the transverse width and the arch length.
Designed for development for the maxilla.
Upper 3D with Frankel Pads
Used to develop the overall size of the upper arch.
Fixed Palatal Expander
Designed to change the width of the maxilla.
Designed to increase the length and or the width of the maxilla.
Used only in the permanent dentition to increase the transverse width of the upper or lower arches.
Designed to increase both the transverse width and also the arch length. These are the latest “state of the art” appliances, constructed of a very light, resilient, wire. The ALF appliance can be made fixed or removable.
Class III Labial Bow
Used on the lower arch to support intra-oral class III elastics.
Twin Block Appliance
Used in the permanent dentition to distract the mandibla for skeletal class II correction.
Frankel III Appliance
Used as a retainer at night following class II correction.