Orthodontic appliances specially engineered to fit teeth and can be removed by the patient are called removable appliances. It can be inserted, removed, activated and cleaned. The appliances are used to tip the teeth and influence the shape of the dental arches. Removable appliances are generally used in conjunction with fixed appliances.
Dental Solutions, Bangalore
A lot of skill and experience is required to recognize conditions that are favourable to place removable appliances along with the therapeutic timing of the placing the device. Dr. Balu Subramanya is an experienced and qualified dental surgeon who possesses all the requisite skills to evaluate the indications for a removable appliance.
At Dental Solutions, Bangalore two types of devices are used:
Retainers: Retainers are a prophylactic provision for preventing teeth relapse and maintain alignment. After the removal of fixed braces, teeth are prone to get back to their crooked position even due to the individual’s natural ageing process. Retainers are thus placed for long-term retention of alignment and smile. They are of two types - removable clear plastic retainers which are an active treatment modality meant for teenagers and bonded retainers consisting of thin wires that are affixed to the back surfaces of the six frontal teeth and are applied to both the upper and lower arches.
Functional appliances: Functional appliances are placed to correct a Class II bite problem especially in growing kids. This device stimulates the growth of the lower jaw when the top teeth bite is in front of the lower teeth. The interlock in the lower jaw is placed in a forward advanced position, separating the upper and lower parts. More popular functional appliances used at Dental Solutions, Bangalore are Andersen appliance to reduce overbite and prevent molar over-eruption, Bionator combined with the Hawley retainer and Clark Twin Block for Class II corrections.
Team of good and experienced doctors practice at Dental Solutions and can effectively treat prevalent Class II problems in a variety of ways and utilizes specific treatment methodologies only after complete patient evaluation.