At Smile Studios Orthodontics, we offer retainers as part of our comprehensive orthodontic services. We are proud to serve the residents of Atlanta, Marietta, and the surrounding areas of Georgia from our locations in Fairburn, Lovejoy, Hiram, and Carollton.
What is a Retainer?
A retainer is an orthodontic appliance that is worn after braces. They help hold the teeth in place to ensure that no shifting occurs after the braces are removed. Retainers can be either permanent or removable. Regardless of the type of retainer you have, it is important to wear it as recommended to maintain the results from your braces treatment. A lack of retainer use can result in the teeth shifting out of their position, which may require a repeated braces treatment.
How Long Will I Have to Wear My Retainer?
The duration of your retainer use will depend on the type of retainer you have. Permanent retainers are cemented into the mouth, so they will not be removed for several years. Typically, patients are required to wear their retainers at all times after their braces treatment. After a few months, patients may be able to reduce their retainer use to only at night.
What Kinds of Retainers Are There?
Retainers can be either removable or permanent. At Smile Studios Orthodontics, we offer clear retainers, traditional wire retainers, and permanent retainers. To learn more about our retainers, please refer to the following pages:
To learn more about retainers or to schedule your initial consultation at Smile Studios Orthodontics, contact us today. With convenient locations in Fairburn, Lovejoy, Hiram, and Carollton, GA, we offer efficient, compassionate care to residents of Marietta, Atlanta, and the neighboring areas of northern Georgia.