When braces aren’t enough to correct your child’s orthodontic issues, our orthodontist may recommend appliances. Orthodontic appliances can be used alongside braces to help your child achieve healthy teeth and jaw alignment. At West Arvada Orthodontics, we are proud to offer a variety of orthodontic appliances and treatments to ensure a lifetime of straight, beautiful smiles.
Orthodontic appliances can be fixed or removable depending on your child’s age and individual needs. There are many types of orthodontic appliances designed to correct specific conditions. Dr. Friedman will perform a thorough exam to determine the appliance that’s right for your child.
Orthodontic appliances are used to correct one of the following issues:
- Your child’s teeth (bite) fail to meet naturally due to misaligned jaws, such as overbite or underbite
- Your child’s teeth are crowded due to irregular tooth or jaw development
The types of appliances we offer include:
Palatal expanders are used to widen the upper jaw to create space for your child’s permanent teeth.