We use the smallest stainless steel brackets that are currently available in the world. They are made by the oldest orthodontic company, which is located in Germany. It is a new style bracket that is extremely small and very comfortable to wear. It allows for effective tooth movement and minimal discomfort.
Brackets made from ceramic material that are either clear or translucent to make them less noticeable than stainless steel, however they are larger because the material they are made from is more brittle and can break.
Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE)
In cases where the upper arch is constricted, this is an easy way to increase the width of the upper jaw. It has an expansion screw built into it that is turned once per day for 2-6 weeks to increase the upper jaw width. The expander is normally left in place to stabilize the expansion for 4-6 months.
The Carriere Distalizer is an orthodontic device designed to correct a bite. Its effects are akin to those of orthodontic headgear, and it pushes teeth back in their correct place. It is used when teeth have erupted the wrong way. When the Distalizer has corrected the patient’s bite, the orthodontist will remove it.