At Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, convenient orthodontic treatment to patients throughout Roseville, Placerville, Modesto, El Dorado Hills, and Sacramento, CA. We strive to design customized treatments for our patients, helping them achieve a new smile in a way that works with their lifestyle. Sometimes, creating that smile requires more than just braces or Invisalign – and in those cases, orthodontic appliances can help.
Braces, Invisalign clear aligners, and retainers are by far the most common appliances used in orthodontics – but they’re not the only one. In addition to conventional treatments, there are a wide range of specific orthodontic appliances that exist, each designed to perform a specific function or treat a specific condition. These appliances can help to prevent habits like prolonged thumb sucking, reposition the jaws, or straighten crooked teeth, and the specific appliance we recommend for you depends on the specifics of your treatment. In most cases, these appliances are used in combination with braces or Invisalign – but combined, they help create a more beautiful, healthy smile.
Orthodontic appliances can help us put the finishing touches on treatment, either by influencing jaw growth to set the stage for a great smile or making final adjustments after treatment with braces. However they’re used, though, they work to help you achieve a better smile – and if you’re ready to get one for yourself, we can help. Contact us today to request an appointment at one of our northern California orthodontic offices. We can’t wait to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!
While braces and retainers are among the more common appliances used in modern orthodontics, there are actually a lot of different tools used to straighten crooked teeth or combat a misaligned jaw. The type of treatment that will be most effective for you or your child depends largely on the specific issues and problems you’re facing, but here’s a look at some frequently used orthodontic appliances, as well as some information as to how they work to improve your smile.
Used primarily to improve the overall fit of your upper and lower teeth, rubber and elastic bands must be worn exactly as instructed to maximize results.
We use headgear to combat an overbite or underbite. This apparatus helps hold your teeth in place while preventing forward growth by your teeth and jaw.
Used most often on young children, this appliance is designed to help minimize an overbite by helping the lower jaw come forward and the upper jar retreat backward.
As the name indicates, this piece applies light pressure to your upper molars in an effort to expand your upper jaw. It’s advised that you continue to wear a palatal expander for several months after the desired effect is achieved to ensure regression won’t occur.
Typically worn for a month or two, positioners help with the final alignment of your teeth.
Available in either removable or fixed designs, retainers help keep your teeth from returning to their previous state after orthodontic treatment
These small rubber circles are placed in between your teeth to push them away from one another. That way, there will be adequate space for the placement of orthodontic bands at your next appointment. Please note that floss and sticky foods are harmful to separators.