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Removable Braces

Removable Braces
Removable Braces
Removable Braces

Traditional removable appliances consist of an acrylic plate with clasps to hold the plate, and springs or screws or bite planes to move the teeth. They are mostly used in early orthodontic treatments for children such as to correct a single tooth or expanding the dental arch or to correct deep bites. Sometimes they are used prior to fixed appliances.  They are commonly used prior to fixed appliances to achieve expansion of dental arches.

Removable braces can be used to correct minor problems, such as slightly crooked teeth. They can also be used to discourage children from sucking their thumb.

These braces should only be taken out of the mouth for cleaning or as a precaution during certain activities, such as cycling or playing a wind instrument. Your orthodontist can advise you about this.

Why are appliances needed?

Appliances are worn to prevent teeth from shifting back to their original position and in some cases, they are also used to carry out minor tooth movements or can even correct a bad bite. These removable appliances are very effective when worn but it is important to wear it as instructed.

We have many dental appliances used for preventing the teeth to shift position or to provide minor teeth adjustments after orthodontic treatments.