1346 Wingate St. NE
Orangeburg, SC 29118

ph. 803.531.1799

Orthodontic Appliances

  • Archwire

    A metal wire which is attached to your brackets to move your teeth.

  • Bands

    Bands are a ring of metal, which fit around the molars and sometimes premolars. The bands are selected from a range of sizes in order to find the tightest fitting band. The bands are sealed in position using dental cement that contains fluoride to prevent any decalcification during treatment.

  • Brackets

    Brackets are the small metal or ceramic modules attached to each tooth. They serve as guides to move the teeth and hold the archwire in place.

  • Buccal Tube

    A small metal part that is welded on the outside of a molar band. The molar band contains slots to hold archwires, lip bumpers, facebows and other things your orthodontist uses to move your teeth.

  • Carriere Motion

    The Carriere Motion Is an orthodontic device developed to correct a bite without removing permanent teeth when teeth have erupted incorrectly. It will correct patients with protrusive upper teeth or patients with underbites prior to the placement of the braces. It can significantly shorten treatment time.

  • Elastics

    Elastics or rubber bands for braces help move the upper and lower teeth relative to each other, ultimately achieving a better bite. The orthodontic rubber bands are typically effective for correcting overbites, underbites, or other types of alignments of the jaw. They are also useful for moving a tooth out of alignment or to close a space in the mouth.

  • Expander

    The Fixed Palatal Expander is constructed with a palatal expansion screw whose metal arms are soldered to wire framework. The framework encircles all of the posterior teeth. The Fixed Palatal Expander is an excellent way to widen a narrow upper jaw.

  • Fixed Retainer

    Fixed retainers consist of a metal wire bonded to the back of the teeth. Fixed retainers can stay in place indefinitely.

  • Herbst

    The Herbst appliance is used to correct overbites due to lack of development of the lower jaw. It is cemented in place which eliminates cooperation. Simple braces cannot achieve this correction.
    The appliance can be adjusted by the orthodontist to create the ideal position of the lower jaw to the upper teeth.

  • Invisalign

    Invisalign® is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that orthodontists use as an alternative to traditional metal braces.

  • Lower Lingual Arch

    A lingual arch is a space maintainer appliance that connects two molars in the lower dental arch in order to preserve arch length.

  • Mara

    A Mara is a fixed appliance consisting of metal caps and small, hook-like devices. The hooks impact during the bite to drive the lower jaw forward retraining the bite and correcting a Class II problem.

  • Mouth Guard

    A device that is used to protect your mouth from injury when you are participating in sports. The use of a mouth guard is especially important for orthodontic patients, to prevent injuries.

  • Palatal Expander

    A palatal expander, also known as a rapid palatal expander, rapid maxillary expansion appliance, palate expander or orthodontic expander, is used to widen the upper jaw so that the bottom and upper teeth will fit together better.

  • Removable Retainer

    A gadget that the orthodontist gives you to wear after your braces are removed. The retainer attaches to your upper and / or lower teeth and holds them in the correct position while your jaw hardens and your teeth get strongly attached to your jaw. At first, you wear the retainer 24 hours a day, and then only at night.

  • Separators

    Separators are tiny rubber bands or springs that your orthodontist places between your back teeth. These separators prepare your mouth for braces by creating a small gap between these teeth. This space allows for the placement of a metal band around your molar, which anchors your braces in your mouth.

  • Archwire


    A metal wire which is attached to your brackets to move your teeth.

    Bands


    Bands are a ring of metal, which fit around the molars and sometimes premolars. The bands are selected from a range of sizes in order to find the tightest fitting band. The bands are sealed in position using dental cement that contains fluoride to prevent any decalcification during treatment.

    Brackets


    Brackets are the small metal or ceramic modules attached to each tooth. They serve as guides to move the teeth and hold the archwire in place.

    Buccal Tube


    A small metal part that is welded on the outside of a molar band. The molar band contains slots to hold archwires, lip bumpers, facebows and other things your orthodontist uses to move your teeth.

    Carriere Motion


    The Carriere Motion Is an orthodontic device developed to correct a bite without removing permanent teeth when teeth have erupted incorrectly. It will correct patients with protrusive upper teeth or patients with underbites prior to the placement of the braces. It can significantly shorten treatment time.

    Elastics


    Elastics or rubber bands for braces help move the upper and lower teeth relative to each other, ultimately achieving a better bite. The orthodontic rubber bands are typically effective for correcting overbites, underbites, or other types of alignments of the jaw. They are also useful for moving a tooth out of alignment or to close a space in the mouth.

    Expander


    The Fixed Palatal Expander is constructed with a palatal expansion screw whose metal arms are soldered to wire framework. The framework encircles all of the posterior teeth. The Fixed Palatal Expander is an excellent way to widen a narrow upper jaw.

    Fixed Retainer


    Fixed retainers consist of a metal wire bonded to the back of the teeth. Fixed retainers can stay in place indefinitely.

    Herbst


    The Herbst appliance is used to correct overbites due to lack of development of the lower jaw. It is cemented in place which eliminates cooperation. Simple braces cannot achieve this correction.
    The appliance can be adjusted by the orthodontist to create the ideal position of the lower jaw to the upper teeth.

    Invisalign


    Invisalign® is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that orthodontists use as an alternative to traditional metal braces.

    Lower Lingual Arch


    A lingual arch is a space maintainer appliance that connects two molars in the lower dental arch in order to preserve arch length.

    Mara


    A Mara is a fixed appliance consisting of metal caps and small, hook-like devices. The hooks impact during the bite to drive the lower jaw forward retraining the bite and correcting a Class II problem.

    Mouth Guard


    A device that is used to protect your mouth from injury when you are participating in sports. The use of a mouth guard is especially important for orthodontic patients, to prevent injuries.

    Palatal Expander


    A palatal expander, also known as a rapid palatal expander, rapid maxillary expansion appliance, palate expander or orthodontic expander, is used to widen the upper jaw so that the bottom and upper teeth will fit together better.

    Removable Retainer


    A gadget that the orthodontist gives you to wear after your braces are removed. The retainer attaches to your upper and / or lower teeth and holds them in the correct position while your jaw hardens and your teeth get strongly attached to your jaw. At first, you wear the retainer 24 hours a day, and then only at night.

    Separators


    Separators are tiny rubber bands or springs that your orthodontist places between your back teeth. These separators prepare your mouth for braces by creating a small gap between these teeth. This space allows for the placement of a metal band around your molar, which anchors your braces in your mouth.

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