When you have braces, you look forward to the day you get them removed. The removal of braces signifies a more beautiful smile, freedom with foods and a more hygienic mouth. However, braces are not the end of the road to straighter teeth. Retainers, in most cases, must be worn once braces are removed to ensure a long-lasting straighter smile. Straight A Orthodontics offers retainers to the local residents of Greensboro, NC.
A retainer is an orthodontic appliance that holds your teeth in place, maintaining your beautiful new smile. Retainers can be fixed (attached to the teeth) or removable. A traditional retainers is comprised of wire that sits on the outside of the teeth and is attached to a plastic piece that is formed to your mouth. However, retainers are now available in varying materials.
Many people need to wear a retainer once braces are removed to stabilize the teeth in their new positions. Retainers help ensure that results of braces last as long as possible.
At Straight A Orthodontics, we have three types of retainers to best meet the diverse needs of our patients. At your complimentary initial exam, Dr. Amir Aminoshariae will discuss the options for retainers and the best choice for when your braces are removed. If you do not need braces, but would benefit from a retainer, Dr. A will make his recommendations after reviewing your x-rays and the information you share at your consultation.
The retainers offered at our office include:
Retainers, if needed, are included in the total cost of your orthodontic treatment.
Residents of Greensboro, NC, contact Straight A Orthodontics today to schedule your complimentary consultation to learn more about retainers.