Types of Appliances


elastics (rubber bands)

Elastics (Rubber Bands)

Wearing elastics (or rubber bands) between the upper and lower teeth will correct bite issues by improving the fit of the upper and lower teeth.


Forsus™

The Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device is an alternative to wearing removable elastics and helps to eliminate excessive overjet while improving the fit of the back teeth.

 

Herbst® Appliance

The Herbst® appliance corrects excessive overjet in growing patients by enhancing forward growth of the lower jaw while moving the upper teeth back.


palatal expander

Palatal Expander

The palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. Your orthodontist will instruct you about when and how to adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent regression.

 

 
retainers

Retainers

Retainers may be removable or fixed. They hold your teeth in their new, correct positions after your teeth have been straightened. Your orthodontist will instruct you on how to care for your retainer and about the duration of the wear. Wearing your retainer as directed is crucial to prevent regression of your treatment.

 

separator

Separators or Spacers

Separators are little rubber doughnuts that may be placed between your teeth to push them apart so that orthodontic bands may be placed during your next appointment. The separators will be removed before we place the bands. Separators do not mix well with sticky foods, toothpicks, or floss.

What Sets Us Apart

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We are dedicated to providing excellent orthodontic treatment
with a warm and caring touch. Our highly trained staff
provide each individual with personalized,
professional attention in a friendly atmosphere.

Our Associations

american association of orthodontists american dental association invisalign acceledent aura

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our Raleigh Office at (919) 716-9550 or by using our online form.

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1505 SW Cary Parkway, Suite 207, Cary, NC 27511

Phone: (919) 249-4900

Fax: (919) 249-4903

2305 Stafford Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: (919) 716-9550

Fax: (919) 716-9588