Nance

  • It is fixed. Don’t attempt to take it out.
  • Avoid sticky and hard foods. It will make it loose.
  • If it becomes loose, let us know. Don’t attempt to remove it yourself.
  • If for any reason it comes out of your mouth, bring it to us on your next visit.
  • Brush the acrylic button regularly to keep it free of food debris.
  • Brush and floss banded teeth with extra attention.
  • If you hear yourself lisping, just give it a few days to go away. Reading books out loud will help.

Nance

Lingual Arch

Lingual Arch

  • It is fixed. Don’t attempt to take it out.
  • Avoid sticky and hard foods. It will make it loose.
  • If it becomes loose, let us know. Don’t attempt to remove it yourself.
  • If for any reason it comes out of your mouth, bring it to us on your next visit.
  • Brush the acrylic button regularly to keep it free of food debris.
  • Brush and floss banded teeth with extra attention.
  • If you hear yourself lisping, just give it a few days to go away. Reading books out loud will help.

Palatal Expander

  • Avoid sticky and hard foods. It will make it loose.
  • If it becomes loose, let us know. Don’t attempt to remove it yourself.
  • If for any reason it comes out of your mouth, bring it to us on your next visit.
  • Brush the appliance regularly to keep it clean.
  • Brush and floss banded teeth with extra attention.
  • If you hear yourself lisping, just give it a few days to go away. Reading books out loud will help.

Palatal Expander

Instructions For Activation
  • The best time for activation is at night before going to bed.
  • To activate, insert the key into the key hole and turn it toward the back of the mouth.
  • Do not stop until you see the full exposure of the next hole. Not doing it as instructed will make it impossible to insert the key the following night.
  • When you take out the key make sure that you don’t pull it forward. Doing so will deactivate it with zero sum activation of the night.
  • No more than 1 turn a night, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Stop activating once you reached the total number of activation turns as instructed at the office.
  • Example: 14 total activation.

TPA

TPA

  • It is fixed. Don’t attempt to take it out.
  • Avoid sticky and hard foods. It will make it loose.
  • If it becomes loose, let us know. Don’t attempt to remove it yourself.
  • If for any reason it comes out of your mouth, bring it to us on your next visit .
  • Brush the appliance regularly to keep it free of food debris.
  • Brush and floss banded teeth with extra attention.
  • Avoid pushing your tongue against it, otherwise you will see an imprint of the TPA on your tongue.
  • If you feel a burning sensation on your tongue, rinse your mouth with alcohol free mouthwash.

Tongue Crub

  • It is fixed. Don’t attempt to take it out.
  • Avoid sticky and hard foods. It will make it loose.
  • If it becomes loose, let us know. Don’t attempt to remove it yourself.
  • If for any reason it comes out of your mouth, bring it to us on your next visit.
  • Brush the appliance regularly to keep it free of food debris.
  • Brush and floss banded teeth with extra attention.
  • If you hear yourself lisping, just give it a few days to go away. Reading books out loud will help.
  • Avoid pushing your tongue against it otherwise you will see an imprint on your tongue.
  • If you feel a burning sensation on your tongue, rinse your mouth with alcohol free mouthwash.

Tongue Crib

Forsus

Forsus Appliance

  • It is fixed. Don’t attempt to take it out.
  • Avoid sticky and hard foods. It will make it loose.
  • If for any reason it comes out of your mouth, bring it to us on your next visit.
  • Brush the coil spring regularly to keep it free of food debris.
  • Brush and floss banded teeth with extra attention.
  • Do not play with the coil spring or constrict it with your fingers.
  • Avoid opening your mouth too wide. The insert and the spring may separate.
  • If they do separate, you can put them back together by opening your mouth wide enough, constricting the coil spring and put the insert back in the coil spring.
  • You may experience minor discomfort at the corner of your lip for the first few days. It will go away soon.