Orthodontic Appliances

Orthodontic Specialists
of Dallas

Joe D. Jacobs, D.M.D., M.S.D.
Monte K. Collins, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Matt Brown D.D.S, M.S

7859 Walnut Hill Lane
Suite 275
Dallas, TX 75230
Maps & Directions

Phone: 214-361-4528
Fax:     214-361-4560

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211 W 10th St,
Dallas, TX 75208
Neighborhood: Oak Cliff
Maps & Directions

Phone: 214-946-3663

Office Hours

Mon. - Wed. : 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Orthodontic Specialists of Dallas

is a prominent orthodontic practice in Dallas County serving the surrounding communities of Grand Prairie, Garland & Irving Texas. Our Dallas Orthodontists offer various orthodontic appliances to ensure optimal care. Read below to learn more about headgears and our rapid palatal expanders.

Headgear

Headgear is often used to correct an excessive overbite. This is done by placing pressure against the upper teeth and jaw, which would hold the teeth in position or help move them into better positions. The severity of the problem determines the length of time headgear needs to be worn. The key to success with your headgear appliance is consistency. Headgear must be worn a certain number of hours per day, and if not, it must be made up the following day.

Headgear should never be worn while playing sports and should also be removed while eating or brushing your teeth.

Rapid Palatal Expanders

Attached to the upper molars through bonding or by cemented bands, the Rapid Palatal Expander is an orthodontic device used to create a wider space in the upper jaw. It is typically used when the upper jaw is too narrow for the lower jaw or when the upper teeth are crowded or blocked out of the dental arch. 

When patients are still growing, their connective tissue between the left and right halves of their upper jaw is very responsive to expansion. By simply activating the expander through turning a screw in the center, with a special key we provide, gradual outward pressure is placed on the left and right halves of the upper jaw. This pressure causes an increased amount of bone to grow between the right and left halves of the jaw, ultimately resulting in an increased width.