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Why You Need to See a Dentist After Braces Removal Marietta, GA

Why You Need to See a Dentist After Braces Removal

Marietta GA Dentist Office

You’ve counted down the weeks, days and hours until you get your braces off. You simply can’t wait to look in the mirror at your new straight and glamorous smile. Except, when your braces are finally removed, you are less than impressed with the stains, puffy gums and rough texture of your smile that is left behind. Don’t worry; a visit to your dentist for post-ortho refinement can help.

What Is Post-Ortho Refinement?

It is not uncommon for orthodontic patients to need some “refinement” after they have completed treatment, particularly if they are a teenager or wore braces for multiple years. Post-ortho refinement can include a combination of services such as the following:

  • Subtle refinement of the bite
  • Tooth length alteration
  • Tooth contouring
  • White spot removal
  • Improve smooth texture or reflectiveness of the teeth
  • Gum treatments, including gum contouring or gingivitis therapy

Don’t worry, the majority of these procedures can be done quickly, without the need for anesthesia. In fact, white spot removal is extremely common, as many teens in braces have a difficult time keeping their teeth clean during treatment. White spot removal can safely and painlessly remove the stains that braces left behind.

Just like every patient has unique orthodontic needs, each individual may need different post-ortho refinement services. If you have recently gotten your braces off and are not totally pleased with the look of your smile, consider a trip to your dentist. It is always important to follow-up your orthodontic treatment with a professional cleaning and checkup to ensure your straight smile is also a healthy smile. Call Gilreath Family Dentistry today to learn about our excellence in post-ortho refinement and white spot removal after braces.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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