Many men and women could improve their smile with braces, yet only a portion of them are currently undergoing treatment. A common reason people delay or forego orthodontic treatment is that they believe it is a difficult, pricey process requiring traditional metal braces.
Different Types of Braces
Metal braces are not required 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 and do not have an overbite or underbite.
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. They are often recommended for orthodontic patients who neglected to wear their retainer after undergoing orthodontic treatment to have their teeth aligned. Creating a spring retainer is relatively easy. An orthodontics lab forms a mold of the teeth based on the desired end result and sends them to your dentist for fitting. Spring retainers are most often used for the front teeth and incisors but can sometimes be expanded to include other teeth as well.
Now Offering Invisalign in Cary
At Cary Family Dental, we offer our patients another option. If you’d like to straighten your teeth, but you don’t want all that metal in your mouth, then check out Invisalign in Cary. Patients all over the country are raving about the benefits of Invisalign clear braces, so why don’t you pop in and see what all the buzz is about. Our team will take a look at your teeth and let you know if you would benefit from Invisalign in Cary. If you would like to hear more about our other services, call us at 919-371-4428 to schedule a consultation. We offer a full spectrum of cosmetic dental procedures including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, and cosmetic bonding.