Additional Orthodontic Treatment With Braces

Dr. Glass October 17, 2023

Are you an Atmore, Daphne, Bay Minette, or Brewton parent? Dr. Glass and our team at Glass Orthodontics know that you want the best for your child’s smile. But did you know that sometimes braces need extra help to work their magic? That’s right. Additional treatments can be the secret ingredient to a perfect smile. Stick around, and we’ll spill the beans on how these treatments can make a difference.

The Basics of Braces

Braces are the cornerstone of orthodontic care. They work hard to straighten teeth and correct bite issues. But their role isn’t just cosmetic. They also improve essential functions like chewing and speaking. Think of braces as the foundation for a well-aligned smile that’s pretty and healthy.

You’re not limited to just one type, either. Glass Orthodontics offers a variety of choices to fit your lifestyle. There are traditional metal braces that are reliable and effective. For those who prefer a subtler look, ceramic braces are available. And let’s not forget Invisalign, the nearly invisible option for those who want to straighten their teeth discreetly.

So, whether you’re considering braces for yourself or your child, they’re often the first step toward a better smile. However, braces alone might not address all orthodontic issues in some cases. That’s where additional treatments come in.

Why Additional Treatments?

Braces are fantastic, but sometimes they need a little help from their friends. Imagine you’re putting together a puzzle. Most pieces fit easily, but a few stubborn ones need a nudge. That’s where additional treatments come in. They’re the extra push that helps everything fit perfectly.

Some teeth are like social butterflies, needing more room to spread out. Others might be off-center and need guidance to find their proper place. And let’s remember those pesky bite issues that can make chewing a chore. More than braces alone might be needed in cases like these.

At Glass Orthodontics, we get it. Every smile is different; sometimes, you need a customized approach to get the best results. Dr. Glass and our team are experts at determining when and why additional treatments are necessary. We’ll ensure you or your child receives the most effective and efficient care possible.

Types of Additional Treatments

What kinds of additional treatments might you need? Here are a few choices we offer. 


Think of these as the bouncers of the orthodontic club. They create space between teeth, allowing braces to do their thing.

Palatal Expanders

These are the architects, widening the upper jaw to fix issues like crowding or crossbites.

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)

These anchors hold everything in place, which is especially useful for moving specific teeth or stabilizing the entire set.


To uncover partially erupted teeth to speed up treatment.

Additional Orthodontic Treatment With Braces

Benefits of Additional Treatments

So, you might wonder, “Why the extra fuss?” Trust us, there’s a method to the orthodontic madness. Additional treatments aren’t just sidekicks. They’re important alternatives that can make you or your child’s braces work even better. Here’s how:

Speed Up the Process

Sometimes, braces need a helping hand to get the job done faster. Spacers, expanders, and TADs can accelerate progress, getting you to that dream smile sooner.

Better Results

Think of it as teamwork. Braces can tackle complex issues more effectively when paired with additional treatments. It’s like cooking. The right ingredients make the dish shine.

Less Hassle in the Long Run

Early intervention with the right treatments can save you time and, yes, even money. Addressing issues upfront can often avoid more complicated procedures down the line.

Comfort and Ease

Some additional treatments can make the whole braces experience more comfortable. For example, spacers can prevent teeth from causing discomfort.

Customized Care

At Glass Orthodontics, we know one size doesn’t fit all. Dr. Glass and the team will tailor the treatment plan to meet your needs, ensuring you get the most bang for your orthodontic buck.

How Glass Orthodontics Approaches Additional Treatments

At Glass Orthodontics, we’re not about one-size-fits-all solutions. We’re more like smile-smiths. We design treatments to fit you and only you. Dr. Glass and our team closely examine your teeth, your bite, and even how you chew and speak. It’s all part of the grand plan to make sure you get the best care possible.

We’ll lay out your options once we’ve got the whole picture. You may need spacers to give your teeth some breathing room. Or a palatal expander to allow new teeth to join the party. Whatever it is, you’ll be in the loop every step of the way.

What to Expect During Treatment

So, you’ve decided to go for it—braces and maybe some extra treatments, too. What’s next? First up is the consultation. Dr. Glass will sit down with you to discuss the game plan. You’ll get the lowdown on what treatments you’ll need, how long it’ll take, and what it’ll cost.

After that, it’s go-time! You’ll start with getting your braces on, and additional treatments will follow. Don’t worry. Each step is as comfy as we can make it. And you won’t be going it alone; regular check-ups are part of the deal to ensure everything is moving along nicely.

Additional Orthodontic Treatment With Braces

Treatments Galore At Glass Orthodontics

Additional treatments can be the secret weapons of orthodontic care, from spacers to palatal expanders. Dr. Glass and our stupendous team at Glass Orthodontics in Atmore, Daphne, Bay Minette, and Brewton are here to guide you through every step of your orthodontic journey. We’re committed to giving you and your family beautiful and healthy smiles. Schedule a free consultation with us, and let’s make that dream smile a reality!