Personal Touch Orthodontic Lab creates custom active appliances for orthodontists and their patients across the country. Below is a list of the variety of active appliances we can produce and a gallery of images for your reference.
Rapid Palatal Expander
A fixed appliance for skeletal expansion to help with crowding. A smaller expansion screw is used on the lower for more comfort and fit (can use in conjunction with 2 bicuspid bands also).
Rapid Palatal Expander with Habit
This habit can be added to an RPE to help with breaking tongue and finger habits.
Compact Rapid Palatal Expander
Version of the RPE but with a much more compact screw (same expansion amount).
Similar to the Banded RPE with the exception of acrylic over the posterior teeth to help secure the appliance. Helps to minimize dental tipping (can add archwires tubes and/or class three hooks upon requests).
A fixed appliance used for cases with more need for anterior expansion than posterior expansion.
Haas Palatal Expander
Fixed appliance that covers the expansion screw with acrylic in the palate. This helps reduce tongue irritation and sometimes increases patient comfort.
Fixed appliance used for expansion and rotation of molars if needed (can be used on upper or lower).
Fixed Cross-Bite Appliance
A fixed appliance great for slight anterior movement with less tipping of teeth.
Similar to the quad helix but has no helicals (can be used on upper or lower).
E-Arch (Arnold Expander)
Fixed appliance for transverse expansion. Preactivated slightly and used when patient compliance may be an issue.
Fixed appliance using a larger acrylic palatal button for anchorage. This appliance is typically used for molar distalization and rotation. Can have an expansion screw if needed and can also be preactivated upon request.
Gallery of Active Appliances
Images in this gallery are for reference. Each appliance we produce is custom crafted to your specifications and made within 3-5 business days in lab unless otherwise specified.
You may click on any image for a larger view.