Orthodontic treatments can give you a healthy, straight smile, but you do need to maintain support for the results to last. Dental retainers help stabilize the teeth after orthodontic treatment and protect your teeth from shifting back out of place. At The Dentist Centers, we offer several orthodontic treatments to help our patients achieve straight, healthy smiles. We also can create dental retainers to help maintain the investment you have put into your smile.
It is a misconception that after orthodontic treatment, teeth will stay in their new positions naturally. Teeth can shift if they are not supported. Dental retainers are usually worn for several months or more after treatment ends to secure and stabilize the teeth in their new position. After the initial period of daily wear, retainers are worn only at night. They should be worn for the rest of the patient’s life to maintain their straight smile.
Customized Retainer Options
Most traditional retainers have a plastic portion that fits the bottom or top of the mouth and a wire that stretches across the front of the teeth. Bottom teeth require a wire retainer, but upper teeth can use a clear retainer that is similar to Invisalign or MTM clear aligners. Dr. Myers can customize a new retainer that is comfortable and discreet for you to wear after your orthodontic treatment, as well as create replacement dental retainers.
If you have undergone orthodontic treatment, you want your results to last a lifetime. The Dentist Centers can create comfortable dental retainers that will help you maintain your straight, healthy smile. Contact our office in Sandy Springs or Alpharetta to schedule an appointment to be fitted for a new dental retainer to maintain your smile. We accept many different dental insurance plans and have flexible payment options to fit your budget.