Many men and women could improve their smile with braces, yet only a few of them are currently undergoing treatment. A common reason people don’t have orthodontic treatment is because they don’t want to have a mouthful of metal. At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte, we can help you with your crooked teeth.
Metal braces aren’t used for every tooth alignment problem, however. An orthodontic appliance known as a spring retainer is often a great solution for people who need minimal adjustment to correct alignment.
Spring retainers are removable, less noticeable, and less costly than conventional braces. Unlike traditional retainers which are designed to maintain alignment and prevent further shifting, spring retainers can move teeth 1-2 mm in the desired direction. We recommend them for orthodontic patients who forgot to wear their retainer after their initial orthodontic treatment.
Creating a spring retainer is relatively uncomplicated: an orthodontics lab forms a mold of the teeth based on the desired end result. We typically use spring retainers for the front teeth and incisors but can sometimes expand them to include other teeth as well.
At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman, we offer a variety of orthodontic options, including six month smiles. If you would like your teeth corrected, call us to schedule an orthodontic consultation.
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