Even if you’ve had braces for a while, you may still not have worn every possible style of orthodontic hardware (in fact, I hope not – that would be pretty intense). The names can be confusing, so I’m excited that I just found an orthodontist’s website that has a great section of explanations with photos – so helpful. Check out the website of Drs. Badger, Spiller and Varble in Clarksville, Indiana. Under “Appliances” you can click to see and learn the details of such items as:
Rapid Palatal Expander
Lip Bumper (a new one to me!)
Check it out and you’ll be better prepared for the next stage in your orthodontic adventure.