Welcome, we are excited you are here! So you need an orthodontic appliance? There are numerous reasons why an orthodontic specialist, like Dr. Stan Cox, would recommend any of the below appliances. However, the most important one is to promote correct jaw growth and development. Brookhaven Orthodontics wants you to have not only a beautiful smile, but a healthy one too! 

Expanders

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Why expanders?

  • Begin early treatment to avoid a more serious case later on
  • Promote correct jaw development
  • Allow permanent teeth to come in
  • Avoid a crossbite
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What do they do?
  • Widen the roof of the mouth
  • Create space for permanent teeth to come in
  • Create space for teeth to shift
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How do you care for them?
  • Brush regularly and clean the appliance with your toothbrush
  • Use the key to turn the device (Parents/guardians: younger patients may need your help!) Here is a video with instructions.
  • Avoid hard and sticky foods

Want some more information on expanders? Click HERE to read a more in depth description.

Forsus Springs

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Why springs?

  • Avoid a crossbite
  • Shorten overall orthodontic treatment time
  • Promote optimal jaw growth
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What do they do?

  • Moves a patient’s upper molars backward while moving the lower jaw forward
  • Corrects the potential for a crossbite
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How do you care for them?

  • Brush regularly and clean the appliance with your toothbrush
  • Avoid hard and sticky foods
 

Herbst Appliance

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Why Herbst?

  • Correct an overbite
  • Shorten overall treatment time
  • Smaller size makes it more comfortable and aesthetically appealing 
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 What does it do?

  • Enhances lower jaw growth 
  • Moves the lower jaw forward
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How do you care for it?

  • Brush regularly and clean the appliance with your toothbrush
  • Avoid hard and sticky foods

Want some more information on Herbst appliances? Click HERE to read a more in depth description.

REMEMBER: It is very important that you visit your dentist for regular check-ups while wearing braces. Orthodontic treatment does not take the place of regular check-ups and cleaning. Some patients may need to visit their dentist more frequently if poor oral hygiene is an issue.