Fixed Appliances

RPE (Rapid Palatal Expander) - This is an appliance used to correct posterior crossbites (when the back upper teeth do not align properly with the back lower teeth) as well as crowding in the upper jaw.

Lower Lingual Holding Arch - This is an appliance used to maintain space if baby teeth are extracted or fall out prematurely and crowding starts to develop.  A similar appliance is used for the maxillary arch as well.     

Braces - Braces can either be metal or ceramic and they can either go on the front of your teeth or the back your teeth.  They are also known as brackets.  This appliance helps move your teeth the most efficiently into an ideal position.  An average case can be treated over a 2 year period.

Forsus - This is an appliance that is used to help correct a Class II malocclusion. Typically either headgear and/or elastics are able to align the teeth properly.  However, in some cases, the discrepancy between the maxillary and mandibular jaws are so severe, this appliance is needed.