Types of Appliances


herbst appliance

Herbst® Appliance

The Herbst® appliance reduces overbite by encouraging the lower jaw forward and the upper molars backward. This fixed appliance is used mostly for younger, growing children and is worn for about 8-10 months.


Palatal Expander

The palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. Your orthodontist will instruct you about when and how to adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent regression.


Series 2000 CS System Series 2000 CS System

Series 2000: CS System

The CS System for superior fixed Class II or Class III correction. In permanent dentition, the springs are most commonly attached to the archwire. In mixed dentition, the springs are attached to any conventional fixed intraoral appliance. The CS System uses an exclusive, patented coil spring that utilizes laser welded eyelets for extremely effective performance and durability. The springs can easily be removed by removing the screw from the housing nut similar to the Herbst® connectors.


Schwartz Appliance

Schwartz Upper and Lower

The Schwartz upper and lower appliances are designed to gain lateral arch develpment in the upper and /or lower arches.


Twin Block

The Twin Block is a two piece, removable, acrylic appliance to advance the retrusive lower jaw and correct overbite. It is usually worn for about 8-10 months.


Carriere® Distalizer™ Appliance

The Carriere Distalizer is an orthodontic device developed to correct a bite without removing permanent teeth when teeth have erupted incorrectly. With an effect similar to headgear, but without the use of a bulky appliance, the Carriere Distalizer pushes upper teeth back to create a corrected bite prior to the addition of braces.



Retainers may be removable or fixed. They hold your teeth in their new, correct positions after your teeth have been straightened. Your orthodontist will instruct you on how to care for your retainer and about the duration of the wear. Wearing your retainer as directed is crucial to prevent regression of your treatment.


We offer patient-designed retainers through OrthoMarbles--click here to see the different colors and designs you can choose from!


elastics (rubber bands)

Elastics (Rubber Bands)

Wearing elastics (or rubber bands) improves the fit of your upper and lower teeth. Wear rubber bands as instructed, and remember that the rubber bands work far more efficiently if they're worn as prescribed.


Why Choose Us?

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