Hawley retainer is one form of orthodontic retainer which uses a combination of a hard plastic or acrylic plate connected by a thin metal wire.
A fixed appliance used to keep the upper molars from moving forward.
A fixed appliance used to keep the lower molars from moving forward.
A fixed appliance used to expand the upper or lower arch.
A fixed appliance that improves "overbite" by encouraging lower jaw growth.
A palatal expander which addition to the metal framework, contains plastic shelves which contact the palatal tissue.
An appliance used to curb a thumb or finger sucking habit. The appliance makes it difficult for the patient to keep the digit in the mouth.
A fixed or removable appliance used to open a deep bite (decrease the vertical overlap of the upper and lower incisors).
An acrylic appliance which fits on the upper and lower teeth, and postures the lower jaw forward. A bionator is used to encourage lower jaw growth.
A fixed appliance used to keep the upper molars from moving forward and down.
A removable plastic piece that fits over the teeth. It protects the teeth and inside of the mouth when playing sports.
An appliance that moves the upper molars backward. A pendulum is used for creating space to align the upper teeth and for improving over-Jet problems.
A type of palatal expander. The RPE usually has a screw which the patient or parent turns to widen the upper jaw.
An appliance used to prevent the tongue from thrusting forward.
It is an essential diagnostic record which help to study the occlusion and dentition from all 3 dimensions.