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Types of Orthodontic Devices

Types of Orthodontic Devices

There are a wide variety of orthodontic devices available for orthodontics to choose from when determining what is right for you. Below are some of the treatments and accessories related to giving you a straight and aligned set of happy teeth.


Invisalign is a series of custom-made aligners that are worn for a period of time, commonly between six and eighteen months to straighten the teeth. Invisalign is a convenient method of straightening teeth which requires users to make minimal life changes in order to accommodate their orthodontic treatment. Aligners are able to be removed for eating and brushing – for this reason, it is important that Invisalign users are committed to wearing their aligners for best results.


Headgear is another device an orthodontist may recommend. Headgear is most often used to treat patients who suffer from an over-bite. Headgear works to change the alignment of the lower jaw, gently pulling it forward and into a new permanent position.

Rapid Palatal Expander

This appliance is used to widen a patient’s upper jaw by gently pushing on the top molars. Over time, this appliance is slowly adjusted to widen and add more pressure.

Twin Block Appliance

Most commonly worn by younger children, this appliance is used to treat patients with an overbite. The twin block appliance is worn on both the top and bottom of the mouth, and holds the wearers jaw in a forward position, eventually training the jaw and muscles to naturally return to this position.

There are many other orthodontic appliances and devices available for certified orthodontists to use. If you require orthodontic care, make sure you choose a knowledgeable orthodontist such as Maduke Bulat who will choose the right orthodontic treatment options for your smile.

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