A removable brace is a plastic plate with delicate wires and springs attached. As the name suggests, this appliance can be removed for cleaning but is otherwise worn full time. All appliances are made in a special orthodontic laboratory. Fitting and adjusting the removable brace is relatively straight forward and appointments can be brief.
Removable braces incorporate various types of springs to tip and tilt the teeth into position but they are not able to apply rotational or bodily movement to teeth. Removable appliances are worn 24/7 (except when you are eating, swimming or playing contact sports) and are commonly worn as part of the more complex orthodontic treatments. Wearing a removable brace may produce more saliva in your mouth and you may find it harder to talk and swallow for a while, but these symptoms will rapidly disappear often within 24 hours.