"QUAD-HELIX APPLIANCE"

  Quad Helix                                      

Appliance Information:

The Quad Helix is an appliance placed on the upper molars utilized to help with maintaining upper width of the upper jaw relative to the lower jaw.    This is a fixed appliance, it is permanent until Dr. Berkowitz removes it, and is generally quite easy for patients to adapt to its use once the appliance is placed in.  You will be seen in the office every 3-4 weeks for adjustments.  There may be some very minor discomfort for a day or two after adjustments.

Care Instructions:

1.    Your appliance should be cleaned normally by daily tooth brushing, flossing and rinsing.

2.    Some patients may notice an indentation on the surface of the tongue from the appliance (this is normal).  If this occurs, you can swish with a hydrogen peroxide rinse to cleanse the area.

3.   If the appliance would come loose, please contact our office immediately for repair!  

Avoid:  

        Sticky foods and candy

        Chewing gum

        Placing fingers and tongue on appliance to dislodge it

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