Can You Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces?

Spring Retainers Can Correct Alignment Without Braces

Many men and women could improve their smile with braces, yet only a portion of them are currently undergoing treatment. One reason for this is that they think it is a difficult, expensive process, but clear braces from Gastonia Dental Group make teeth straightening easy.

Metal braces are no longer required for every teeth alignment issue. 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 uncomplicated: an orthodontics lab forms a mold of the teeth based on the desired end result. Spring retainers are most often used for the front teeth and incisors but can sometimes be expanded to include other teeth as well.

Another option is clear braces, which are more properly called aligners. They look like an athlete’s mouth guard. People love them because they are subtle, and because they can be removed for meals and brushing your teeth.

At Gastonia Dental Group, we offer a variety of orthodontic options, including clear braces from Invisalign. We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

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2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina


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