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Common orthodontic appliances

Palatal expanders. These devices come in varying formats (such as molar rotation or overbite correction) depending on the requirements for the patient. Placed on the upper palate and cemented onto the molars, the palatal expander has a screw assembly located in the middle. The screw assembly is adjusted daily by the parent. This particular device is only effective for a growing individual.

Swartz expanders. These orthodontic devices are fitted in the lower jaw and adjusted either daily or once a week. They are is effective for patients of any age but work most effectively for those who are not yet skeletally mature.

Mouth guards, also known as mouth protectors, mouth pieces or gum shields, cover the teeth and gums and protects them from injury. They can be used as protective devices, as a treatment for bruxism, or involuntary gnashing of teeth, or as part of certain dental procedures, such as tooth bleaching. Mouth guards are also used as protection in contact sports.

Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from the Pioneer Valley (Hampden County, MA) towns of Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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" How could I give anything but 10 stars when the whole experience was perfect! Dr. Margolis and his staff are polite, friendly and informative. Every appointment from the first consultation through having the braces taken off were run like a well oiled machine... And most importantly, my daughter's teeth look amazing and she is all smiles!! "
- Kathy C.

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Margolis Orthodontics

3 Crane Park Drive, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Tel: (413) 596-9657, Fax: (413) 596-9689
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