People with crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can often have the problem
corrected by using a dental retainer. The retainer puts pressure on the
misaligned teeth and helps keep them properly repositioned. At Speaks
Orthodontics, we offer a wide range of options for people who need retainers
or other dental appliances to move their teeth into proper alignment.
Retainers are often used by people with misaligned teeth once they have
removed their braces. The retainer holds the teeth in the new position
and prevents them from returning to their original misaligned spot. This
can play an important role in helping to straighten teeth. The orthodontists
at Speaks Orthodontists have many years of experience correcting irregularities
in people’s teeth as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. The
process begins with a thorough clinical exam that includes x-rays of the
teeth, mouth and head and includes an in-depth analysis of the results.
At Speaks Orthodontists we can create custom-made, removable or fixed retainers
to help reposition the teeth. They can be used in conjunction with braces
or to address minor orthodontic problems. These retainers are typically
made of clear plastic or rubber together with metal wires. They are placed
on the teeth’s outside surface and must be worn 24 hours a day for
about six months. After that, they are only worn when the patient is going
to bed at night. The length of time the retainer is worn varies from one
patient to another. The retainer holds the teeth in the new position until
the bones, muscles and gums adapt to the change.
Our goal at Speaks Orthodontics is to create a warm, friendly environment
while our board-certified orthodontist uses state-of-the-art techniques
to provide our patients with the quality care they need to properly realign
their teeth. We treat not just the teeth, but the entire patient. We work
to give them a great smile they will happily display forever. Our cutting-edge
treatments help patients get the great smile they want in as little time as possible.
We also give our patients the option of using
Invisalign® clear aligners which remain virtually invisible while straightening
If you are ready for effective teeth straightening services,
contact us today. We accept Medicaid and most other insurance plans and can help
give you an amazing smile. Don’t let crooked teeth stop you from
showing your dazzling smile. We can help!