There are a variety of orthodontic appliances that can put you on the fast track to your new smile! At Local Orthodontics in Johnson City, we provide a number of orthodontic appliances, and most are at no extra cost to you! We do this because every patient’s case is unique and every patient has different needs.
Our goal is to help you achieve the greatest possible results, and these appliances can help us get there!
Temporary anchorage devices (TADs) are temporary dental implants embedded into the bone to create an “anchor” that assists with tooth movement. These appliances are generally used when certain teeth require shifting, but other teeth don’t. TADs enable us to treat individual teeth with greater efficiency.
These anchorage devices appear as tiny metal buttons, strategically implanted into an area of the jaw bone. A small wire or elastic may be attached to the TAD to connect it with the specific tooth (or teeth) in need of treatment.
The Propel Orthodontics VPro+ is an advanced orthodontic device that accelerates tooth movement using high-frequency vibrations. The VPRO+ stimulates bone turnover and healthy inflammatory cells to enable faster results and more predictable treatment with clear aligners, braces treatment, or treatment with certain orthodontic appliances (like TADs).
This device only requires 5-minute sessions each day, and can shorten treatment periods by 50%. Ask us how you can use Propel to get faster results!
The Pendulum Appliance is hidden in the roof of the mouth and used to shift the molar teeth to create the necessary room for other teeth to erupt in alignment. This appliance treats crowding and various bite misalignments by using metal bands around the back molars, wires bonded to the middle teeth, and an acrylic plate that rests behind the front teeth.