Removable orthodontics are appliances that help treat minor teeth misalignment and can be removed from your mouth. They’re made of custom-fit coated wire that slips over the teeth. We won’t be using any brackets that are fixed to the teeth.
What are the advantages of removable orthodontics?
Removable orthodontics can exert nearly as much force as braces but are not as tightly fixed into the teeth. You can easily remove the mouthpiece for eating, cleaning, and playing an instrument or sport.
Who should wear removable orthodontics?
Unlike braces, removable orthodontics cannot rotate teeth at angles. They can only apply tipping motions and are best used for retaining the realigned position. They’re often worn after braces are removed. They’re also ideal for patients who only have to make slight improvements to the alignment of their front teeth.