High-Quality Orthodontic Appliances
When someone says “orthodontics,” braces are definitely the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are plenty of other worthwhile appliances that Dr. Corey Jones can use here in Chicago, IL to help children and adults achieve picture-perfect smiles. These quality devices can have several uses, including facilitating teeth movement, improving facial growth, or helping to stabilize the results of recently completed treatment. If you or a family member is ready for a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our orthodontic practice today! Our team looks forward to meeting you. In the meantime, you can learn more about some of these appliances below:
- Expanders can be used to improve an upper jaw that’s too constricted. By cementing the device on the molars (back teeth), our goal is to gradually expand the width so as to improve chewing function and the smile’s aesthetic appearance.
- Space maintainers are often recommended by Dr. Jones when baby teeth are lost too early and there is a real risk of remaining teeth drifting out of position in an effort to fill the space. These appliances can benefit children and adults alike, and a variety of models are available depending on the patient’s unique needs.
- Retainers are designed to provide valuable maintenance regarding the newly improved smile the patient’s orthodontic treatment has helped them achieve. They can be fixed or removable in nature, and they should keep teeth from reverting over time as long as they’re used as directed.