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Appliance Options

Today you are offered a variety of orthodontic treatment options that are comfortable, esthetic, and customized to meet your individual needs. They include:

  • AMERICAN SELF-LIGATING BRACKETS are made in the USA!  The device made from surgical stainless steel makes it easier to operate the opening and closing apertures, while offering you strong, reliable materials to make your treatment progress with efficiency and speed. This cuts down on appointments and because there are no elastic ties to get in the way, patients have found it easier to keep clean, which results in better overall hygiene during the time of treatment. The self-ligation also cuts down on patient discomfort and gets rid of the friction caused by other appliances. In addition, because it is small, it is less noticeable, which helps patients feel better about themselves as they move through the treatment process.

  • CERAMIC BRACES feature brackets that are made of strong ceramic materials which blend in with your teeth, making them more esthetic except.

  • METAL BRACES are made in the USA! Today they’re smaller, lighter and made with surgical stainless steel with customized color elastic ties on the brackets!  A thin wire runs though the brackets and is attached to either end to metal bands that go around the back molar.

  • INVISALIGN is a system of clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible and made especially for adults. Aligners are custom-made via a computer program that takes into account exactly where your teeth are now and how they need to be moved.  Each aligner is worn two weeks and moves the teeth a limited amount. It is recommended that the aligners be worn for 22 hours per day. Every time the aligner is changed you move one step closer to the smile you want to achieve. This may be the best fit for you as an adult fitting into your lifestyle by only removing them when you eat, lets you eat what you want and makes it easier to clean your teeth.

  • INVISALIGN TEEN is a system of clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible and made especially for teens. Aligners are custom-made via a computer program that takes into account exactly where your teens teeth are now and how they need to be moved.  Each aligner is worn two weeks and moves the teeth a limited amount. It is recommended that the aligners be worn for 22 hours per day. Every time the aligner is changed your teen moves one step closer to the smile they want to achieve. This may be the best fit for your teen’s lifestyle: removing them only when they eat, lets them eat what they want and makes it easier to clean their teeth.

  • OCCLUS-O-GUIDE (OG) is a soft removable plastic appliance containing sockets that allow patients to perform “exercises” that encourage optimum arch development. Patients will be asked to practice active wear exercises with this appliance two to four hours a day. Active wear exercises require the patient to bite down on the appliance for about a minute and then release for 30 seconds. This will be repeated in 20 minute increments throughout the day totaling two to four hours of active wear. Patients will also be required to wear the Occlus-o-Guide at night.

  • PROPEL is an accelerated orthodontic treatment for adults to reduce your treatment time. It is performed during your regular appointment and takes only minutes. It doesn’t involve painful surgery or appliances at home and requires no at home recovery time. You can go about your day. The process stimulates the bone in which your teeth are set to moving the teeth faster. 

  • RAPID PALATAL EXPANDER is an orthodontic device used to create a wider space in the upper jaw that is too narrow for the lower jaw or when the upper teeth are crowded or blocked out because of a small upper arch. It is attached to the upper molars and is simply activated by turning a key which gradually applies pressure, increasing the amount of space between the right and left halves of the jaw.

Sanford Orthodontics

  • Sanford Orthodontics - 1353 Prince Rodgers Ave., Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Phone: 908-722-5233

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