Springs and Things

At Soleil Orthodontics, we try to minimize treatment time and improve our results with efficient appliances. Each appliance is chosen specifically to enhance aesthetics, compliance, and speed of treatment. You will get a detailed explanation of any appliance that we use before we start treatment!


Herbst Appliance

The Herbst Appliance is an effective tool used in growing patients to en

courage the development of the lower jaw. With constant gentle pressure, the telescoping arms of the Herbst encourage the jaws to grow into proper alignment. In many cases,

the Herbst appliance is used together with braces for optimal results. There are many b

enefits to using this technique:

Aesthetics—The Herbst appliance is compact and fits inside the cheeks with no signs that the patient is wearing an orthodontic appliance.

Compliance— The appliance cannot be removed outside of the office, so the patient is no longer responsible for monitoring the amount of time the appliance is worn. We can achieve constant and consistent results without nagging our patients to wear the appliance!

Rapid Results—Results can be seen immediately because of the Herbst appliance positions the lower jaw forward instantly. The total process to get growth and development changes takes 9-12 months.



The Carriere Distalizer Appliance is used before braces or Invisalign for 3-6 months. The goal of the appliance is to correct the bite before straightening the teeth. The Carriere Distalizer Appliance is fairly well hidden on the sides of your mouth, so most people won’t know that you have anything on your teeth. This saves you a few months of wearing braces at the beginning and shortens the overall treatment time! It’s a win-win

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