Removable Dental Appliances Brisbane QLD

Removable appliances such as plates are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic treatment to broaden arches and straighten crowded teeth. They can also be used in growth development in children before any malocclusions can form.

We provide a range of appliances to restore alignment to the teeth and upper jaws including:

Bionator

Bionator is a removable appliance made up of plastic designed to stimulate the growth of the lower jaw while restraining further growth in the upper jaw. You wear the Bionator on the upper arch connected and it holds the lower jaw forward to encourage growth.

The appliance is suggested for patients from 7 years of age who suffer from an overbite or upper teeth sticking out from uneven growth or thumb sucking. Patients who suffer from this may have trouble breathing properly, be prone to tongue thrusting or suffer from jaw pain or TMD. Early interceptive care and use of a Bionator is desirable to reduce these symptoms and possibly facilitate later long-term treatment.  To learn more about preventive treatments at Greater Springfield Orthodontics click here.

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Twin Block

The twin block appliance is made up of two parts that attach to both the upper and lower arch. It holds the lower jaw forward and encourages it to grow into alignment with the upper jaw and often increases the width of the upper arch at the same time. The appliance trains the wearer to bite in the correct position and over time the jaw will do so without the help of the Twin Block.

The appliance is suggested for patients from 8 years of age who suffer from an overbite or upper teeth sticking out from uneven growth or thumb sucking. Patients who suffer from this may have trouble breathing properly, be prone to tongue thrusting or suffer from jaw pain or TMD. Early interceptive care and use of a Twin Block is desirable to reduce these symptoms and facilitate later long-term treatment.

To learn more about preventive treatments at Greater Springfield Orthodontics click here.

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Palatal or lingual arch

A palatal or lingual arch is a metal orthodontic appliance attached to the rear two molars on the upper or lower arch. The wire will either be attached directly across the top of the mouth or run along the inside arch. It is used to maintain the molar position throughout other treatments or can be used to move the molars into a more suitable position.

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Rapid Maxillary Expansion

This appliance is used to widen the upper jaw to ensure a more appropriate fit with the lower jaw and subsequently an accurate bite. Expanders are most commonly used for children, however, can also be used for adults when necessary. As well as the aesthetic implications a narrow upper jaw can result in difficulty with nasal breathing, airway obstruction, sleep apnoea and snoring, as well as a crossbite, which often require urgent treatment from age 7.

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Quad Helix

A quad helix is cemented onto the back molars and uses a spring to widen the upper arch of the patient. This can be used to make more room for overcrowding teeth and correct crossbites. When used early (from age 7) it can also be used to treat a narrow upper jaw associated with airway obstruction, sleep apnoea and snoring, as well as problems caused by thumb sucking.

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Herbst Bite Corrector

A Herbst bite corrector is typically used to eliminate an overbite. The appliance is attached to the upper and lower molars  in order to hold the lower jaw forward. In some cases, the jaw can also be widened using expansion screws.

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Protraction Face Mask

A protraction face mask is used to apply forward and downward pressure to the upper jaw to facilitate movement correcting severe malocclusions. The face mask is an external appliance attached to the face with elastics attached to small hooks in the mouth.

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Removable dental appliances Brisbane

If your dentist has suggested a plate or you are concerned about the growth development of your child’s teeth, make an appointment with Greater Springfield Orthodontics to have as assessment and treatment plan discussed.

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2022-03-02
Karen Rands
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The most efficient and proffesional allied health provider I have ever been to!
Karen Rands
2022-01-31
Kelly Alzate
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Excellent service from the very first consultation. No hidden costs or surprises, we opted for the Sure Smile which gave my daughter fantastic results in only 12 months. Friendly and professional staff, flexible appointments that fit around school hours. Highly recommended.
Kelly Alzate
2022-01-20
Sim Gumi
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Myself and my brothers have all had braces provided by greater Springfield orthodontist and the care given to us has been exceptional. They have always been helpful in assisting the on going care to make sure our teeth stay perfect and are so very professional, absolutely great staff.
Sim Gumi
2021-12-29
Donald Carmichael
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Highly recommend this practice, from the very first phone call, Melinda was very friendly, knowledgeable, caring and informative, explained the process for my daughters potential braces requirement and what I was up for financially. Arranged appointment quickly and on the day was highly proficient,caring and understanding. Dr Southall explained potential options simply and recommendations from his perspective. A very professional organization with friendly caring staff.
Donald Carmichael
2021-12-02
H Q
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Really inpatient, if you are 5 minutes late and you will be rescheduled to 2 months’ later date. Worst service ever.
H Q
2021-11-25
Nathan Nelson
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Great service, I highly recommend!!!
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2021-11-15
Jerome Joseph
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Highly recommend coming to Greater Springfield orthodontics. The team responses quickly for appointment times and are very caring.
Jerome Joseph
2021-11-12
Angelique Fourie
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Highly recommend. From my son's first consultation a few years ago with Dr Southall to getting braces with Dr Clare and the continued care with Sharyn, the process has been easy, well explained, and made affordable for us. The whole team at GSO has been great to deal with.
Angelique Fourie
2021-11-09
Divine
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I would like to give a very BIG thank you to Dr Natasha Clare and the rest of the amazing staff. I highly recommend Greater Springfield Orthodontics, especially for adult braces. My braces were barely visible & just took 17 months to give me the smile I wanted! The whole process was seamless and very easy going, to my surprise. The Suresmile Technology was great! The kind reception staff were very flexible with my schedule & I was never afraid to ask questions and raise any queries. The whole team was just outstanding.Thank you! 5 stars.
Divine
2021-08-16
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