Orthodontic Devices: Wear & Care

For best treatment results, take care of your devices and wear them correctly! Click the image to see wear and care instructions for your device.

Fixed Upper Expander

A fixed, soldered expansion device.

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Removable Upper Expander

A removable, hard plastic device with an expansion screw.

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Lower Expander

A fixed wire expansion device.

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Splint Headgear

A removable, plastic, and wire device attached to cloth straps with elastic rubberbands for correction of overjet.

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Active Removable Device

A removable, hard plastic, and wire device.

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Bite Plane Retainer

A removable, hard plastic, and wire device.

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Removable Hawley Retainers

A removable, hard plastic, and wire retention device.

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Transparent Retainer

A removable, all-plastic, clear retention device.

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Bonded (Fixed) Retainer

A wire cemented to the backside of the teeth for permanent retention.

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