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Instructions from Allen Orthodontics

At Allen Orthodontics, we try to make orthodontics in Oceanside, CA a breeze. You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers. On the off-chance you have a question we didn’t get to here, feel free to give us a call!

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Biteplane Instructions

A biteplane is a full time wearing appliance, used in fixing your deep overbite. Allen Orthodontics provides effective therapy and aftercare for your corrected bite. Read on below to learn more about how to properly wear and take care of your biteplane.

Expander Instructions

We’re so excited to partner with you on your journey to a more beautiful, healthy, and confident smile! Dr. Allen has likely prescribed a rapid palatal expander to assist in your braces treatment. Please read and follow these dental instructions carefully.

Foods to Avoid

When it comes to protecting your teeth and orthodontia, common sense will usually tell you what foods and beverages to stay away from. For the most part, though, the main categories to avoid include: hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar.

Instructions for Headgear

Headgear is a very important part of treatment for patients like you. Good headgear wear (12-14 hours per day) reduces treatment time!

Living With Braces

You did it! You got braces. Now that you’ve gone to an Oceanside orthodontist and have had them put on, you have to take care of them. Below is a list of important things to remember to properly take care of your braces throughout your treatment.

MARA Instructions

To correct a Class II malocclusion, one of the most common types of orthodontic problems, we use a MARA appliance, short for mandibular anterior repositioning appliance. This orthodontic appliance is an ideal step for teeth and jaw correction prior to braces.

Orthodontics Separator Instructions

Orthodontic separators are elastic (usually blue or gray) separators or spacers that are placed in between the back teeth so that orthodontists can more easily place an orthodontic band (like a ring on a finger) on a tooth or teeth the following week.

What is an Herbst Appliance?

The Herbst appliance serves a distinct purpose in orthodontics, primarily aimed at correcting overbites and Class II malocclusions. Here's why you might opt for this treatment ...

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