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    Archwire

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

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    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.

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    Biteplate

    A Biteplate is a removable appliance similar to a retainer or a fixed appliance that is used to correct a deepbite or to help correct a crossbite.

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    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.

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    Chain

    A stretchable plastic chain used to hold archwires into brackets and to move teeth.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Headgear

    A removable appliance worn to restrict growth of the upper jaw and improve overjet problems. It normally consists of a facebow that attaches to the teeth and a strap that fits around the neck or head.

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    Invisalign

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

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    Lingual Arch

    A lingual arch is an orthodontic device which connects two molars in the upper or lower dental arch.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Spring Aligners

    An appliance that can be used on both arches for minor rotation and correction of anterior alignment.

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    Thumb Crib

    This simple device is given to address severe thumb/finger sucking habit. It involves using a fixed wire crib attached to two back braces.

  • Archwire

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/term-archwire.jpg
    A metal wire which is attached to your brackets to move your teeth.

    Bands

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/appliances-bands.jpg
    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.

    Biteplate

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/appliances-biteplate.jpg
    A Biteplate is a removable appliance similar to a retainer or a fixed appliance that is used to correct a deepbite or to help correct a crossbite.

    Brackets

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/term-bracket.jpg
    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.

    Chain

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/terms_chain.jpg
    A stretchable plastic chain used to hold archwires into brackets and to move teeth.

    Elastics

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/elastics.jpg
    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

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/apps-palatal-expander.jpg
    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.

    Headgear

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/headgear.jpg
    A removable appliance worn to restrict growth of the upper jaw and improve overjet problems. It normally consists of a facebow that attaches to the teeth and a strap that fits around the neck or head.

    Invisalign

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/app-inline.jpg
    Invisalign® is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that orthodontists use as an alternative to traditional metal braces.

    Lingual Arch

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/appliances-lingualarch.jpg
    A lingual arch is an orthodontic device which connects two molars in the upper or lower dental arch.

    Mouth Guard

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/mouthguard.jpg
    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

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/apps-palatal-expander.jpg
    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

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/appliances-retainer.jpg
    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

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/apps-seperator.jpg
    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.

    Spring Aligners

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/apps-spring-retainer.jpg
    An appliance that can be used on both arches for minor rotation and correction of anterior alignment.

    Thumb Crib

    https://www.sbdhost.com/ortho-module/appliances/app-thumbcrib.jpg
    This simple device is given to address severe thumb/finger sucking habit. It involves using a fixed wire crib attached to two back braces.

    Patient Testimonials

    • “Appletree Orthodontics has changed my Life! Back in 2019, I had a smile that could go toe to toe with a caveman! It was embarrassing and I was extremely self-conscious about my smile. Dr. Polgrean and her staff changed my life forever. In a mere 15 months, they had improved my smile to almost perfection! I cannot recommend Appletree Orthodontics enough! If I could show you the before and after pictures I would! True miracle workers they are. I am now healthier, happier and 1000% more confident! Check them out folks, they won’t disappoint! #Blessed”
      ─ Shaun
    • “I’ve waited almost 50 years to get my teeth straightened and this place is the BEST!! Appletree Orthodontics is a warm and friendly place with awesome staff! They really know how to make you feel comfortable and make the process enjoyable! Five stars are not enough . . . THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for giving me my smile back! ”
      ─ John
    • “Apple Tree is really a great place. It's an all-around happy environment, and everyone is friendly. I've never waited for longer than 5 minutes for an appointment! Perfect for anyone of any age, and really helped motivate me to get my teeth straight!”
      ─ Maddie
    • “Apple Tree Orthodontic is an all-around great place. The people there are fantastic. They’re always smiling always asking how your day is. I never had any bad experiences there due to the fact that they are awesome. 10/10 recommended coming here for your teeth! ”
      ─ Gavin
    • “I couldn’t have asked for a better orthodontic company. They are always so gentle and caring. I never have to wait for my appointment for more than five minutes, even when I’m early. I highly recommend Apple Tree!”
      ─ Kathryn
    • “I had an amazing experience here. Everyone was so helpful and nice, and they really made sure my teeth looked 100% perfect.”
      ─ Joshua
    • “My two teens just finished up treatment and we are very happy. They both look great. The staff is awesome, friendly and knowledgeable.”
      ─ Elizabeth
    • “Three children went through braces at Apple Tree Orthodontics. We were 100% happy with the plan, communication throughout, all medical & non-medical staff, and the caring care we received over the years, Highly recommend!”
      ─ Danyelle
    • “Great experience! Got my braces on late (junior year of high school) and they were sure to work quickly and efficiently to give me the best experience possible. Couldn’t be happier with how my smile turned out!!”
      ─ Cassidy
    • “Fantastic experience. My kids love the place and the people. Great doctors and very friendly staff.”
      ─ Anand

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