There are many types of appliances, but two basic rules apply:
If you are doing these 2 things, then your orthodontist can adjust the appliances to get the desired result.
Not everyone needs an appliance, but when used as prescribed, an appliance can significantly decrease the amount of time needed using elastics or the time in treatment. Some appliances even reduce the possibility of surgery.
Video for expander process & turning the appliance:
Please know that we will do our absolute best to make sure that anyone in an appliance is comfortable. However, if there are complications, we have a few protocols in place for you to be aware of:
Listen to a podcast with a parent and child who went through an appliance at Cooper Orthodontics “here”!
Psst – secret section in the Podcast that goes with this blog on what Dr. Cooper’s appliances were when she went through orthodontics.