TYPES OF ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES
Orthodontic appliances can boost the effectiveness of your treatment type or plan. They include headgear, elastics, and similar tools that keep your treatment secured. At Omar Orthodontics, Dr. Anisa Omar and her staff collaborate with their patients to determine the best ortho appliances for their specific treatment plans.
Types of teeth appliances can include:
Orthodontic Headgear: Headgear is an important component of orthodontic treatments. It applies force to the patient’s face and jaws to create an optimal shape for healthy growth. They also prevent teeth from shifting during treatment. Headgear is usually recommended when braces alone cannot deliver the desired effects.
Patients should use their orthodontic headgear consistently to achieve the best results. Your orthodontist should provide clear instructions to help you maintain your headgear at home. Do not lift your headgear over your face. Take special care when removing your headgear, and avoid injury to your lips, cheeks, or appliances. If you play sports or exercise often, be sure to inquire about proper headgear instructions. Be sure to bring your headgear to every visit with your orthodontist.
Elastics: Elastics are often used in conjunction with braces. Wearing elastics can improve the fit of your upper and lower teeth.
Palatal Expanders: Palatal expanders widen your upper jaw by pressing constantly against your upper molars in increasing adjustments. Once a desired width has been achieved, you may need to wear the appliance for a few months to make the expansion permanent. Learn more about palatal expanders.
All of the aforementioned appliances can help guide the teeth into an optimal position for our orthodontic treatments! We invite you to contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist and discover how you can benefit from our leading orthodontics services, Dr. Anisa Omar and the Omar Orthodontics team continue to deliver expert orthodontic services, including:
Adult Orthodontics: We know smiles can change over time. Our adult orthodontics services help you shape your perfect smile at any age with discrete and affordable treatment options.
Children’s Orthodontics: Children ages seven and up can benefit from routine orthodontic screening and early intervention for common orthodontia issues.
Common Orthodontic Treatments: Over, under, open? We know what makes your bite a little different. Learn how to steer your smile in a healthier direction!
Dentofacial Orthopedics: A smile is more than just teeth. Our dentofacial orthopedics services addresses the link between your teeth, face and jaws to craft your better smile.
Invisalign® Treatment: This discrete treatment is the perfect alternative to metal or clear braces! We’ll determine if you’re a good candidate for this virtually invisible treatment option.
Teen Orthodontics Treatment: It’s never too late for your perfect smile. Learn more about how our orthodontic services help teens.
Orthodontic Braces: Your braces treatment should be as unique as your smile! Learn more about metal braces and their alternatives.
Visit our Chantilly, VA office to learn more about orthodontic appliances, or reach out to us by phone at 703-542-6336 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Anisa Omar at Omar Orthodontics.