Orthodontic braces are an affordable solution for teeth and jaw alignment, over/underbite corrections, improved oral health and much more. At Rohrer Center, we provide orthodontic braces in Winona, MN. Dr. Rohrer is a board-certified orthodontist with over 50 years of improving smiles of all shapes, sizes and ages. Our team will work with you to decide if teeth braces are the best option and then create a personalized plan to improve your smile.
We offer many types of orthodontic brace treatments to help realign your jaw and teeth. While each person is different, we strive to help you know what to expect during your orthodontic brace treatment. Below are common orthodontic appliances used in brace treatments.
Brackets – small squares bonded to the front of your teeth to hold arch wires used to move the teeth. Bracket types include ceramic, plastic, or stainless steel.
Orthodontic bands – hard material often made of stainless steel which wraps around your teeth to help stabilize the brackets. The bands can also come in tooth colored materials. They wrap around each tooth to provide an anchor for the brackets. These are not used in all patients.
Spacers – separators that fit between teeth to create a small space prior to placement of orthodontic bands.
Arch wires – metal or tooth-colored materials that attach brackets. these wires help guide the movement of your teeth.
Ties – Small rubber rings or fine wires that fasten the arch wire to the brackets. Often customizable in color.
Elastics/Rubber Bands – attached by hooks located in several different areas depending on the patient. These bands are worn between your upper and lower jaw and apply pressure to help improve the fit of your teeth.
Headgear – used to aid in correcting irregularities of the teeth. Facebow headgear helps move the upper molars back into the mouth through the use of an inner metal part shaped like a horseshoe that is then attached to an outer strap that wraps around the head. thus helps increase room for crowded teeth and improve bite discrepancies.