In addition to a wide range of treatment options for both metal and clear braces and aligners, Dr. Richter often recommends the incorporation of an orthodontic appliance to address a more complex problem such as an uneven bite. In many cases, your orthodontic appliance is designed and fabricated in our Greeley, CO dental office for a custom fit.
An orthodontic appliance can often alleviate the need for a surgical fix to a bite problem, jaw misalignment or a narrow palate- all of which can contribute to dental problems affecting both the appearance and function of a patient's smile as they grow.
Dr. Richter will make the recommendation for an orthodontic appliance to augment your treatment when necessary to restore a healthier bite and address dental problems that can affect your result if left untreated. In most cases, an orthodontic appliance is well tolerated after some initial discomfort and irritation of the soft tissues of the mouth. Dr. Richter and his staff will make personalized pain management suggestions to address these initial side effects, typically an over the counter anti inflammatory.
If you have concerns about your appliance, are experiencing persistent discomfort or have a broken appliance, please contact our office as soon as possible. If necessary, we will schedule an emergency visit to address your problem, often the same day.