An Overview About Removable Appliances

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HAS A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM ASKED YOU TO WEAR A “REMOVABLE APPLIANCE” either before your orthodontic treatment begins, or in addition to your braces? If so, we promise that we aren’t just trying to fill your mouth with “extra stuff” just for fun! There are very specific reasons why your overall treatment may include a removable appliance. Let us explain…

Generally, your conventional braces are designed to straighten your teeth and removable appliances are designed to help retain teeth in their corrected positions. Sometimes removable appliances have other objectives too, which include altering the growth movements of your jaw to correct a facial structure issue. That’s why they can be used before, during, or after your experience with braces.

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Now, don’t feel neglected if we don’t recommend a removable appliance as part of your treatment. Their use isn’t appropriate for every orthodontic case. Trust that Dr. Gemmi & Dr. Middleberg have the experience and skill to recognize which of our valued patients needs this additional treatment component.

For those of you who do need a removable appliance, be sure to wear it as directed by our team! As you can imagine, because removable appliances can be “removed” it takes a little more self discipline on your part to wear them as instructed. Otherwise, their effectiveness can be compromised.

We’re looking forward (as you are) to seeing your remarkable new smile! Take care of your teeth during your orthodontic treatment period! And if you have any questions about removable appliances—or any aspect of your treatment—don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a visit. Thanks for being our valued patient!

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