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Orthodontic appliances help align your teeth and smile.

Questions & Answers

Removable Orthodontic Appliances

What are removable orthodontic appliances?

Removable orthodontic appliances are designed to aid your orthodontic treatment plan. They are provided to supplement your braces or clear aligners and are most commonly used to perform specific tooth movements or to protect your teeth and mouth from injury.

What are some common removable appliances?

Common types of removable orthodontic appliance include:

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

How will a removable orthodontic appliance benefit me?

Removable appliances help complete specific tooth movements and make small adjustments to the positions of your teeth that would not be possible with regular braces. Other appliances help prevent injury or keep your newly aligned teeth in place following treatment. Each type of appliance has its own benefits, and we will review details about your appliance with you at the time you receive it.

Removable Orthodontic Appliances


A removable orthodontic appliance may be recommended as part of your treatment plan if standard orthodontic treatment cannot complete specific tooth movements. Our orthodontists will evaluate your teeth and smile to determine if an appliance is needed and, if so, which type of appliance is right for you. Give us a call today to set up an appointment and learn more!