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Functional Orthodontics

Bent Wire System (BWS)

The BWS is a light-wire appliance that is effective in gaining anterior arch development and space for canine teeth. It allows arch development and anterior dental alignment to be combined without encroaching on the natural position of the tongue. Often, we recommend the BWS in conjunction with other appliances, such as the Myobrace, to ensure that the underdevelopment of the jaws and negative myofunctional habits are addressed.


Myobrace appliances aim to correct poor myofunctional habits including mouth breathing, tongue thrust, incorrect swallowing, and incorrect lip and tongue function. Though the Myobrace is best suited for children between the ages of three to fifteen there are numerous positive benefits for adults too, including getting you to breathe through your nose.

The appliances are designed not only to straighten teeth, but also to treat the underlying causes of crooked teeth by correction poor oral myofunctional habits. The appliance is worn one to two hours each day and while sleeping. This combined with simple, yet effective exercises improve general health and minimizes the need for orthodontics, especially for children who started using the appliance early in their facial and jaw development.


An MSE appliance is an effective surgical free treatment used to expand the upper jaw. This treatment enlarges the nasal and oral cavity resulting in maximum airflow. It can also create more space for the tongue to sit in its proper position, which further assists in airflow. Treatment typically takes four to six months to complete. An MSE may be a great option for you if you are suffering from an airway disorder or sleep apnea.


The NiTi expander is a tandem loop temperature-activated palatal expander with the ability to produce light, continuous pressure on the midpalatal suture. This appliance is capable of correcting posterior crossbite and molar rotation and requires little patient cooperation and laboratory work.

Straight Wire Orthodontics

Straight Wire Orthodontics is the orthodontic strategy that uses straight wire appliances to shift teeth into their correct position. With the aid of brackets, the straight wire will eventually return to its original shape as teeth move into the desired position. The straight wire orthodontics wire lies in a straight slot in the bracket for better control of tooth movement. The slot in the bracket is straight, so the whole body of a tooth can move at once.

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900 Cummings Center
Suite 106T, Beverly MA 01915
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