Does orthodontic treatment always involve getting braces?
Treatment with braces is the best and most common method of orthodontic care. Braces allow for the 3-dimensional manipulation of the teeth. The arched wires of your braces allow each tooth to be moved into the optimal position in your mouth.
Removable retainers can be used leading up to your orthodontic treatment. They are often used for children whose teeth flare forward drastically. Retainers are used often after removal of your braces to ensure that your teeth remain in the proper position.