The Altera Orthodontics Difference

Palatal Expander

A palatal expander, also known as a rapid palatal expander, rapid maxillary expansion appliance, palate expander or orthodontic expander, is used to widen the upper jaw so that the bottom and upper teeth will fit together better.

Separators

Separators are tiny rubber bands or springs that your orthodontist places between your back teeth. These separators prepare your mouth for braces by creating a small gap between these teeth. This space allows for the placement of a metal band around your molar, which anchors your braces in your mouth.

Thumb Crib

This simple device is placed to address severe thumb/finger sucking habit. It involves using a fixed wire crib attached to two back braces.

Forsus

The Forsus appliance is an orthodontic appliance that is fixed to the teeth. Springs mounted on the side of the appliance force the lower jaw forward upon closure of the jaws retraining the bite and correcting a Class II problem.

Herbst

The Herbst Appliance is a functional appliance used in some growing patients to stimulate growth of the lower jaw.

Mara

A Mara is a fixed appliance consisting of metal caps and small loops that drive the lower jaw forward in order to correct a Class II problem.

4 Easy Steps to Get Started

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

You’ll meet Dr. H and his friendly staff and have a chance to tell us what your smile goals are. Then we’ll do a pain-free assessment of your current dental structures. Click HERE to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Hashemi today.

PATIENT FORMS

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YOUR CUSTOM TREATMENT PLAN

Dr. H will create a customized treatment plan based on your or your child’s needs, answering any questions you may have about timing, pricing, or life with braces.

GET STARTED

It’s time to create the beautiful smile you have always wanted. If treatment is indicated, we can start the same day!

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955 S. Township Line Road, Suite #100

Royersford, PA 19468

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