The Nance Appliance has been around since the 1940s and was first used to treat malocclusion, or uneven bite, caused by an impacted tooth that cannot break through the gums as it should have during tooth development. Although the Nance was initially designed for use on both upper and lower teeth, it’s now most often used to treat malocclusion in the upper jaw and only occasionally used on lower teeth. Recently, Dr.
How do orthodontists use traction to treat impacted teeth?
It can be very difficult to treat impacted teeth due to their location within dental arches. To treat these problematic teeth, orthodontists use orthodontic traction as a tool to move and break down hard tissue surrounding an impacted tooth. The most common type of orthodontic traction is a spring-mounted wire that applies constant pressure to a specific area. This method is known as buccal (cheek) retraction and uses springs that are mounted on small plates attached at either end of wire brackets; those wires will then attach back onto cusps on your molars or bicuspids and apply constant force in order to slowly move them into place.
What is the modified nance appliance?
The modified nance appliance is used to manually move teeth from one’s jaw into proper position. With impacted teeth, dental professionals may have limited options for treatment. The nance appliance can be customized to a patient’s needs and can easily move impacted teeth into position where braces or other orthodontic procedures could not go. While there are various ways to straighten and align impacted teeth, many patients see success with Dr. Joshua Lee of Cray Orthodontics in Austin, Texas after receiving a modified nance appliance. Contact us today if you are interested in learning more about how to treat your affected area with a device that has gained popularity since its recent redesign by Dr. Lee! Call (512) 832-9100 to schedule an appointment at our office located at 5555 Spicewood Springs Road #110, Austin, TX 78759.
How does it work?
- The appliance is fixed to one of your molars at home. It attaches behind your teeth and gently moves them forward into their proper positions. 2. You can wear it full-time, or only while you sleep. 3. Your dentist will need to check it regularly to ensure that it’s working properly, and also make small adjustments as needed every two weeks or so until your teeth are moved far enough into their proper position. 4. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll need to wear a retainer for a few months afterward. This helps keep your teeth in place after treatment has ended. 5. While wearing an orthodontic traction device may seem like a hassle, it can be less expensive than traditional braces—and faster too! In fact, many patients see results in just three months with a modified Nance appliance (though six months is more typical). 6. Keep in mind that using a modified Nance device isn’t right for everyone; talk with your doctor about whether orthodontic traction might be right for you!
When should you get modified nance for your teeth?
Teeth become impacted for a variety of reasons, and impacted teeth come in many different shapes. The best treatment plan for your specific case will depend on several factors, including how much room you have in your mouth, what kind of tooth (and thus how much bone) is supporting your tooth and whether or not there is an underlying condition that’s causing it to be positioned incorrectly. In many cases, orthodontic treatment alone can move an impacted tooth into proper position—but sometimes you may need more help. This is because these appliances are often used as a last resort when other methods aren’t working. If you do decide to get one though, know that they typically don’t work right away; they require time to slowly push your tooth back into place. So don’t expect immediate results!
How will it help my teeth move into place?
Orthodontic traction moves your teeth into proper position by applying steady pressure over a period of time. The timing and pressure exerted depend on whether you have an upper or lower jaw problem. In upper jaw problems, you may wear a brace or use straps and rubber bands to apply pressure from above your teeth. In some cases, as with impacted teeth, you can also use gentle orthodontic traction by using modified appliances. Modified appliances are designed to pull gently on your teeth without putting too much pressure on them. They’re often used in combination with other treatment methods such as braces or surgery.
A common type of modified appliance is called a Nance appliance, which is used to treat impacted teeth in both upper and lower jaws. It uses elastic ligatures that stretch across your gums and attach to hooks on either side of your mouth. You tighten it daily for 20 minutes at a time until it pulls your tooth forward enough so that it fits in its normal position within your mouth. While these types of devices are generally considered safe for adults, they’re not appropriate for everyone—you should talk to an orthodontist about if one might be right for you before trying one out at home.
Will I need braces and brackets with this appliance?
The modified Nance appliance can be used in place of traditional fixed orthodontic appliances such as braces and brackets. Even if you already have orthodontic treatment underway, your dentist may recommend that you switch to a different device once your teeth are ready for movement. The modified Nance appliance works like braces by exerting force on your teeth via two round rubber rings. These rings wrap around each side of your mouth and attach to wire that runs up behind each ear, resulting in gentle but consistent pressure from cheek to cheek. In many cases, patients will be able to eliminate their need for an archwire entirely! If traditional orthodontics is not an option for you, it is possible that we could help with a device like a modified Nance appliance!
Are there any risks associated with having this treatment done?
The biggest risk with using a modified nance appliance to impact teeth is that it could be somewhat uncomfortable for your child at first. If a tooth is still growing, there is also a slight risk of damaging or weakening one of these healthy teeth during treatment. However, if you are very careful in choosing an orthodontist, there should not be any complications with either possibility. To reduce discomfort and damage to healthy teeth, proper pre-treatment planning should occur between you and your child’s orthodontist before starting treatment.
Is it expensive to have this done at my orthodontist’s office?
Although many orthodontists offer payment plans for orthodontic treatments, a better option would be to see if you can get them done at your dentist’s office. There, payments are lower and often won’t cost more than $1,000 after insurance. If you’re in good health, it might be possible to get dental implants to replace your lost teeth as well as retainers for improved bite function after completion of your braces. This can help you save hundreds or even thousands of dollars over several years. In some cases (such as a pregnancy), getting braces early might be unavoidable; if that’s true for you, ask if they’ll give you an accelerated treatment plan so that your braces will come off before your baby is born.
How long will it take for my teeth to move using this appliance?
Average treatment length is 12-18 months. But each case is different and some may take longer or shorter depending on your specific dental situation. You should plan to wear your orthodontic appliance for a minimum of 20 hours a day. But we do recommend you wear it as much as possible to give yourself an even faster treatment outcome. In fact, many patients see results in just 12 weeks! If you have already been wearing braces for some time, will my teeth move faster? Yes! Your teeth will move faster if you are already wearing braces. Because traction is applied from 2 points during wearing of the modified nance.
How will I know if I am a good candidate for this treatment?
In addition to determining if a patient is a good candidate for orthodontic traction. It is also important to check that your orthodontist has experience with such treatment. Patients should discuss with their orthodontist. How they will treat their case and what kind of results he or she expects. Knowing that your orthodontist has experience treating impacted teeth can help you feel confident in selecting them as your provider. If you’re wondering whether you are a good candidate for orthodontic traction. Be sure to contact your dentist or orthodontist today and ask!
What happens after I get the appliance fitted and start treatment?
Once you have your appliance fitted, you can begin treatment as soon as you would like. The timetable for treatment is completely up to you and your dentist. Often, teeth treated with a Modified Nance appliance. Can be moved within six months to one year. If they aren’t impacted very deeply and if they are straight to begin with. If you need braces before receiving orthodontic traction. Ask your dentist about getting them done at once and simply delaying your orthodontic traction until after braces are off. Otherwise, regular visits will be scheduled for adjustments every two weeks.