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Established 1955

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Common orthodontic appliances

Palatal expanders. These devices come in varying formats (such as molar rotation or overbite correction) depending on the requirements for the patient. Placed on the upper palate and cemented onto the molars, the palatal expander has a screw assembly located in the middle. The screw assembly is adjusted daily by the parent. This particular device is only effective for a growing individual.

Swartz expanders. These orthodontic devices are fitted in the lower jaw and adjusted either daily or once a week. They are is effective for patients of any age but work most effectively for those who are not yet skeletally mature.

Mouth guards, also known as mouth protectors, mouth pieces or gum shields, cover the teeth and gums and protects them from injury. They can be used as protective devices, as a treatment for bruxism, or involuntary gnashing of teeth, or as part of certain dental procedures, such as tooth bleaching. Mouth guards are also used as protection in contact sports.

Patient Reviews

Of the people whose smiles I admire, I have asked 1 common question. "Who was your Orthodontist!" Overwhelmingly the answer has been Dr Lupini. That is inarguably the Greatest testimony for his work and the results that you also will receive!

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Mon-Fri offers alternating 7:30-4:30, or 12-6pm appointments.
Please call our office to verify daily hours. We can be a little flexible to meet your needs.


Established 1955

John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.