What is Nance appliance for?
The Nance Appliance is used to prevent upper molars from rotating or moving forward after extraction of primary teeth or during your orthodontic treatment. Some patients wear the Nance Appliance while they are awaiting their permanent bicuspids or premolars to erupt into place.
How long do you have to wear a Nance appliance?
When the Nance is used this way it is usually left in place for only 6-8 months (removing it after the canines have been moved back.) 2. The Nance is not removable, it is cemented to the molar teeth. It does take a few days (3-5) for you to get used to the appliance.
What is growth modification in orthodontics?
Growth modification is meant to take the advantage of the body’s natural growth to guide the backward positioned lower jaw to a more favorable, forward, normal position. Growth modification is most effective, while the jaw is still developing, which is around the time of puberty, before growth is complete.
When is a Nance appliance indicated?
Nance appliance – indicated for loss of multiple primary teeth of the upper arch. An acrylic button provides increased stability. Appliance prevents tipping and any rotation or movement of molars.
Is Nance appliance removable?
The appliance can be cemented into place and kept there for a specific amount of time, or it can be made removable. While the removable option may seem more desirable, the fixed option usually has a better effect. If the molars have moved only slightly, then the dentist will likely recommend a removable one.
How do you clean an Nance appliance?
Cleaning: We suggest that patients rinse with water after eating to help clean the appliance. Brush and floss as usual, taking special care to clean around the bands and the palatal arch/acrylic button.
What can you not eat with an Nance appliance?
Biting hard food like ice or popcorn can break your appliance. To avoid breakages, avoid hard foods, and cut food up into small pieces.
Does a Nance appliance hurt?
Because the appliance is fitted to the roof of the mouth and the tissue in this area is quite soft, a Nance appliance can irritate the area after a short while of wearing it. Over time, the mouth will get used to the new appliance, but it can become reasonably tender.
What is a growth modification device?
Treatment Overview Orthodontists use growth modification devices (appliances) to change the position, shape, length, or width of the jawbone(s). Some common devices are: Headgear. This is an appliance that uses pressure to guide teeth and jaw growth.
What is orthodontic camouflage?
Orthodontic camouflage is a viable alternative for the treatment of mild-to-moderate skeletal discrepancies of the maxillary structures; the therapeutic objective is to correct the malocclusion while trying to disguise the skeletal problem.
What is a Nance holding appliance?
A Nance Holding Appliance is comprised of stainless steel rings (bands) around maxillary (upper) posterior teeth (usually molars) and a looped stainless steel wire that engages the pre-maxillary region (front of the palate), terminating in an acrylic “button”, usually the size of a quarter.
What is a Nance Appliance in dentistry?
Dental appliances prevent teeth from moving or to shift teeth into a the proper place. While there are several types of appliances, a Nance appliance has a very specific function and can be used to expand or rotate the upper molars, or to hold molars in place.
What happens if you eat or drink with a Nance appliance?
Eating or drinking these types of food can damage the appliance. Only a Portland orthodontist can determine if the Nance appliance is appropriate for your teeth. Regular visits and consultations with your dentist and orthodontist can determine your proper orthodontic treatment.
Do I need to see an orthodontist for the Nance appliance?
Only a Portland orthodontist can determine if the Nance appliance is appropriate for your teeth. Regular visits and consultations with your dentist and orthodontist can determine your proper orthodontic treatment.