Orthodontic Appliance Services
Maxillary Hawley (Upper Removeable Retainer)- Removeable appliance most often comprised of stainless steel clips (clasps) on the posterior teeth, a wire (labial bow) across the front teeth, and a polished acrylic framework along the inside of the roof of the mouth (palate), reinforced with stainless steel wires.
Mandibular Hawley (Lower Removeable Retainer)- Removeable appliance most often comprised of stainless steel clips (clasps) on the posterior teeth, a wire (labial bow) across the front teeth, and polished acrylic framework along the inside of the mouth, reinforced with stainless steel wires.
Invisible Retainer- Composed of clear plastic materials.
Bite Plate- Removable usually plastic dental appliance used in orthodontics and prosthodontics: such asa : a device worn in the upper or lower jaw and used especially to reposition the jaw or prevent bruxismb
Lower Lingual Arch- An orthodontic device which connects two molars in the lower dental arch. The lower lingual arch (LLA) has an arch wire adapted to the lingual side of the lower teeth.
Upper Lingual Arch- an orthodontic device which connects two molars in the upper dental arch.
Band & Loop- This type of device is used when one or more baby molars are lost from only one side of the dental arch, and the six-year molar is present behind them. They feature a metal band around the six-year molar, with a wire arm soldered to it that rests against the back surface of the next remaining tooth forward.
TPA- Formed from two metal bands joined across the palate with a rigid wire, which is soldered to the bands. Used in the upper jaw when primary molar teeth have been lost prematurely on both sides of the dental arch. Making the device involves fitting the metal bands onto the child’s abutment teeth and making an impression (mold). The bands remain in the impression, which is then filled with dental plaster to produce a cast.
Nance- Made of two bands that are cemented onto the first molars and a wire spans the roof of the mouth from one molar to the other. An acrylic pad or “button” covers the wire that touches the roof of your mouth directly behind your front teeth. This appliance is used to prevent upper molars from rotating or moving forward after you’ve worn a headgear, a Wilson’s arch or any other appliance to move your molars back. Some patients wear the Nance Appliance while they are awaiting their bicuspids to grow into place.
Maxillary RPE/Hyrax- a preliminary treatment procedure that aims at enlarging the maxillary dental arch and the palate (roof of the mouth) to re-establish balance between the width of the jaws. This procedure is also called “maxillary expansion”. Ideally, expansion using an “expander” is performed at an early age (mixed dentition).
Mandibular Schwarz- A type of Horizontal and Vertical Activator consisting of acrylic and wires. Schwarz modified the original activator appliance by making activator a two part appliance and connecting it with elastic bow. He said that the bow allows periodic adjustment of sagittal relationship of activator over time. This modification allowed transverse mobility, which was not present in previous modifications, and Schwarz believed that this provided additional stimulus for functional development.
Fixed Quad-Helix- an orthodontic appliance for the upper teeth that is cemented in the mouth. It is attached to the molars by 2 bands and has two or four active helix springs that widen the arch of the mouth to make room for crowded teeth, or correct a posterior cross-bite, where lower teeth are buccal (outer) than upper teeth.
1445 W Hoosier Blvd Suite 104
Peru, IN 46970