Faster Treatments, Back to Perfect
Orthodontic touch-up treatment is a solution for those who have previously undergone orthodontic treatment but are experiencing relapses or minor misalignments. We understand the frustration of seeing your once-perfect smile shift over time. That’s why we offer specialized touch-up treatment options to address these concerns and help you achieve the smile you desire.
Understanding Orthodontic Relapses
Orthodontic relapse refers to the shifting or movement of teeth back to their original position after orthodontic treatment. It can occur even after successful completion of braces or aligner treatment, causing frustration for patients who had previously achieved a straight and aligned smile.
There are several common causes of orthodontic relapse. One of the main reasons is not wearing retainers as instructed by your orthodontist. Retainers are essential in maintaining the new position of your teeth and preventing them from shifting back. Failure to wear retainers regularly can lead to relapse over time.
Other factors that contribute to orthodontic relapse include age and genetics. As we age, our teeth naturally tend to shift slightly, which can result in relapse. Additionally, genetic factors can play a role in how stable your orthodontic results are over time.
Addressing orthodontic relapses is crucial to maintain the results of your initial orthodontic treatment. If left unattended, relapses can lead to a misaligned bite, crooked teeth, and other dental issues.
The Process of Orthodontic Touch-Up
When it comes to orthodontic touch-up treatments, understanding the process is essential. We strive to provide the best care and deliver optimal results for our patients. Here’s what you can expect during the orthodontic touch-up process:
Initial Consultation and Assessment: The first step is to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced orthodontist. During this appointment, we will evaluate your oral health, discuss your concerns, and determine if orthodontic touch-up treatment is the right option for you.
Designing a Personalized Touch-Up Treatment Plan: Once we have assessed your dental needs, we will create a personalized touch-up treatment plan tailored to your specific requirements. Our orthodontists will explain the recommended procedures, expected outcomes, and any necessary preparations.
Duration and Expectations of the Touch-Up Process: The duration of the touch-up process varies depending on the complexity of your case. Generally, orthodontic touch-up treatments take a shorter time compared to comprehensive orthodontic treatment. However, this can vary from patient to patient. During the touch-up process, you can expect periodic check-ups to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments.
A proposed treatment plan could require a visit to your general dental provider prior to beginning orthodontic treatment, the cost of which is not included in this offer. Additional fees may be incurred in individual cases. Accepted insurance options vary per clinic. Please call your location to verify accepted insurance providers. Other limitations apply, ask us for more details. A quote of benefits and/or authorization does not guarantee payment or verify eligibility. Payment of benefits are subject to all terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the member’s contract at the time of service. Approved by Dr. Mark Dake, responsible orthodontist.