Removable orthodontic appliances
are used to treat necessary teeth misalignments
by tilting the movement of the teeth. Their scope of action is more reduced in comparison to the fixed appliances
, however, they may me more suited for a number of patients.
A dentist can recommend the use of removable appliances for children or other patients if he believes that this type of appliances is able to provide an appropriate treatment for the dental malocclusion.
Types of removable orthodontic appliances
Removable orthodontic appliances can be active or passive. The active ones are those that produce actual tooth movement and are used for tilting the position of the teeth. They can be mechanical or functional. Passive removable orthodontic appliances are retainers or space maintainers.
Removable appliances are used for treating simple dental malocclusions (the imperfect positioning of the teeth). The progress should be monitored and the dentist can recommend that the patient switches to the use of fixed orthodontic appliances should their treatment require a more efficient or targeted approach. Removable orthodontic appliances can be used to:
- treat teeth imperfections that require limited intervention and the required tilting is minimal;
- maintain space.
A common case in which these appliances are used for a simple treatment are cross-bites, which can be anterior or posterior. If you need this type of correction, one of our dentists in Bucharest
will be able to prescribe the adequate solution for you after an initial consultation.
A removable appliance is composed of an acrylic base plate, springs, and screws that can be adjusted and other components.
Advantages and disadvantages for using removable orthodontic appliances
The advantages of the removable orthodontic appliances include:
- easy cleaning;
- efficient in children with over-bite;
- they can be used for blocks of teeth;
- palatal coverage allows for increased anchorage.
Patients who use these types of appliances can experience a slight discomfort because of the fact that the influence speech.