Nance (Upper Holding Arch)


A Nance, also known as an upper holding arch, will hold the permanent molars in place while baby teeth are falling out and adult teeth are growing in.

What is a Nance?

The appliance will be held in with two bands attached to the molar teeth. A small bar will run across the roof of the mouth meeting in the middle with an acrylic button. This appliance will sit passively and maintain spacing on the upper arch.

What can I expect?

There will be minimal discomfort with this appliance. Some tenderness may be experienced when the appliance is initially placed and as your mouth gets accustomed to the new appliance.

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