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Active appliances

Active appliances are basically any appliance which can be used to effect tooth movement. Our active appliances are all custom-made for your patients, and the design variations are endless.

Our range of removable appliances can be used for early interceptive treatment, for simple cases, or as a pre-cursor to other functional or fixed appliances. We offer a variety of colours, patterns and effects to help incentivise the patient.

We are excited about the new possibilities offered by pressure-formed appliances. Traditionally used solely for retention, new materials and bonding methods now allow pressure-formed appliances to actively move teeth. Our pressure-forming department is at the forefront of the new technology, creating active appliances which are discreet, comfortable and virtually invisible.

Many of your fixed cases will need additional palatal components either for anchorage or expansion, and our fixed appliance department can cater for all your patients’ requirements.

Our traditional one case kit includes brackets, archwires, elastics and chains. However, we have now added indirect bonding trays to help you position and bond appliances quickly and easily.

For more information on our range of active appliances, just get in touch.

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Functional appliances

Functional appliances use the principle of growth guidance. They use the natural growth potential of the patient to effect change.

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