Retainers & Oral Appliances – Atlanta, GA
for Each Patient
Braces and clear aligners may be the first things to come to mind when thinking about orthodontic care, but they’re far from the only forms of treatment available. Duo Orthodontics offers various types of orthodontic appliances that can be used to address a variety of specific concerns as well as retainers that make sure that the results of treatment are maintained over the long run. Call us today to set up your first appointment and learn more about your options.
Why Choose Duo Ortho for Retainers & Oral Appliances?
- Fully Customized Orthodontic Treatment Plans
- Focus on Quick, Pragmatic Care
- Three Languages Spoken In-Office
Why Use a Retainer?
Both permanent and removable retainers are used for the same reason: to stop the teeth from returning to their original positions and undoing all the progress that was accomplished with orthodontic treatment. A patient will receive a retainer once their braces are removed or once they are done wearing clear aligners. Keep in mind that for removable retainers, some might have to be worn all day while others only have to be worn at night.
What Other Oral Appliances are Available?
One common type of oral appliance is the expander. It’s typically used to widen the upper arch in specific areas so that there’s enough space for the permanent teeth to erupt and line up properly. Other appliances might be used to maintain space in the mouth so that the existing teeth don’t drift into the areas intended for incoming permanent teeth. These are just a couple of examples; we can explain other options in further detail once we know what kind of treatment your child needs.
Does My Child Need an Oral Appliance?
We will only be able to answer this question after a thorough examination of your child’s mouth. Sometimes, your child will need a number of oral appliances to address specific oral health issues; other times, they’ll only need retainers as part of a regular orthodontic process. No matter the situation, we will be clear and upfront about your little one’s needs; we’ll never try to upsell anything that we don’t think is absolutely necessary.
Lifetime Retainers Plan
Retainers are an integral part of the orthodontic process, helping patients maintain their beautiful results for a lifetime. At Duo Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer a unique plan so that families don’t have to stress about replacing retainers that are lost, accidentally thrown away, or damaged over the years. For a simple, one-time payment, our patients can expect to receive an unlimited number of clear thermoform retainers as long as they bring in the molds of their teeth, which we will always provide them with after treatment is complete. It’s really that simple!