Before Braces and Beyond: Types of Orthodontic Appliances

Life Is Better With a Smile

Adults, children, and teenagers have a wide range of different types of orthodontic appliances they can use to give them a beautiful-looking smile. Determining which appliances are best for you will depend on your own individual orthodontic needs.

After an initial consultation and assessment, a customized care and treatment plan will be created to address your specific concerns and help you achieve the desired results. Your options for orthodontic appliances could include one or more of the following:

• Separators
• Expanders
• Space Maintainers
• Herbst Appliance
• Braces
• Rubber Bands
• Headgear
• Tongue Spurs
• Positioners
• Retainers
• Splints

Each of these appliances will help your child or teenager obtain an outstanding smile while addressing any concerns you have about the development of their teeth. You can also achieve an award-winning smile by using many of the same orthodontic appliances.

To learn more about the different types of orthodontic appliances and how they are used, we invite you to continue reviewing the following infographic.

Afterward, if you have further questions or want to schedule a consultation appointment for yourself or your child, please feel free to contact Labbe Family Orthodontics, where “Life is better with a smile.” We offer a fun, family-friendly experience in a relaxed and comfortable environment.