In certain cases where a tooth or jaw imperfection is small, removable orthodontic appliances can be used to correct it. They can also be used to correct imperfections in conjunction with braces, Invisalign®, or other orthodontic treatments.

At Brace Central of Brooklyn, our goal is to offer you a unique orthodontic experience that is tailored to your current condition and future goals. Orthodontic appliances, whether used on their own or in combination with other approaches, help us do just that.

Removable orthodontic appliances are used for a variety of different reasons. Most commonly, these appliances are employed to increase arch perimeter, reposition individual teeth, or correct intrusion or extrusion.

The use of orthodontic appliances as part of a larger orthodontic correction plan requires your orthodontist to be skilled and experienced. Doctor Ingberman has both of these characteristics, as well as the nuance and expertise needed to correct your teeth as efficiently as possible. She has had a high level of patient satisfaction using multiple treatments to correct teeth.

One of the most challenging things about removable orthodontic appliances is the accountability and self-discipline required to achieve results. Since the orthodontic appliance can be taken out, it’s up to you to make sure to wear it for the number of hours a day that your orthodontist recommends. This is particularly difficult because the appliances can be uncomfortable, cause you to produce excess saliva, or affect the way you speak. As long as you remain determined and leave the appliances in despite these inconveniences, they should go away or become less noticeable with time.

Part of this responsibility also requires you to keep track of your appliance when you remove it to eat, drink, or brush your teeth. Make sure not to lose it or throw it out by accident – replacement appliances are available, but usually come with an additional fee.

It is also absolutely essential to clean your appliance thoroughly after eating, drinking, or daily use. In turn, this helps keep your mouth clean and healthy, minimizing the risk of bacterial growth or infection.

If you’re interested in beginning a teeth or jaw treatment plan and are curious if removable orthodontic appliances will be part of that plan, contact Brace Central today. Our trained medical staff will examine your teeth, and come up with a customized, personalized strategy to correct any problems we identify. We look forward to hearing from you!