The aao recommends that children have their first orthodontic visit by age 7

Pediatric Dentists Recommend Two Cleanings/Exams A Year

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Orthodontic appliances move your teeth into their ideal positions.

Questions & Answers

Removable Orthodontic Appliances

What are removable orthodontic appliances?

Removable orthodontic appliances are specially designed items used to aid your orthodontic treatment plan. They are often used for specific tooth movements or to protect your teeth and mouth from injury.

What are some common removable appliances?

Common removable orthodontic appliances include:

  • Clear aligners
  • Elastics
  • Headgear
  • Night guards
  • Palatal expanders
  • Retainers
  • Sports mouth guards

How will a removable orthodontic appliance benefit me?

A removable appliance helps to complete specific tooth movements, making small adjustments to the position of your teeth to achieve your ideal smile. Other appliances help prevent injury or keep your newly straightened teeth in their correct positions. Each appliance has its own unique benefits, and our orthodontist will discuss these with you at the time you receive your appliance.

Removable Orthodontic Appliances


Our orthodontist may recommend a removable orthodontic appliance as part of your child’s treatment plan. There are several types of appliances available, and we will carefully evaluate your child’s teeth and mouth to determine which appliance is right for their needs. Call Pediatric Dentistry and Braces today to schedule an appointment and learn more!