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Orthodontic Appliances You May Not Know About

Adult Woman Wearing Metal Braces Marietta GA

At first thought, orthodontia elicits a fairly common image of dental braces, as described by Colgate, with metal brackets that many kids know all too well. Yet, Orthodontists know that there is much more to the science of undergoing treatment. Thus, there are various appliances that supplement and personalize orthodontics, and these depend upon the specific condition of a child and the desired result of treatment in the end. Some of these appliances are familiar such as a palatal expander, headgear or a retainer. On the contrary, some orthodontic appliances are less conventional, and many people have never heard about them.

For instance, the Nance is a holding arch that is used to maintain space in a child’s mouth. Thus, if a child loses his or her baby teeth earlier than most, the first molars that erupt are susceptible to moving forward. This is simply because there is nothing to prevent them from doing so. Yet, the Nance can be inserted to cover a portion of the child’s palate. It includes metal bands that are placed around upper back teeth to secure them in place until permanent teeth erupt.

A Lower Lingual Holding Arch performs a similar function, yet it is designed for lower teeth. As such, it prevents the back teeth from moving forward, and the arch is fitted for children that have lost their baby teeth significantly early. Both the Nance and the Lower Lingual Holding Arch are invisible appliances, which provides a great benefit for most patients.

Finally, twin blocks are a lesser-known orthodontic appliance that corrects misalignments of the jaw called overjets. An overjet is when the top teeth stick out further over the bottom teeth than they should. In these cases, the twin blocks consist of one plate on the top teeth and one on the lower teeth that work in tandem to realign a child’s jaw. While twin blocks produce results quickly, they are also removable, providing an advantage to children wearing them.

Personalized Orthodontic Treatments For Greater Function And Appearance

When it comes to delivering personalized orthodontic treatments, Dr. William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C. is a step above the rest, with over 30 years of experience serving Marietta and West Cobb County. While Dr. Kincer proudly utilizes the most advanced technologies and equipment available in modern orthodontics, he is not afraid to use less conventional means of treatment to help patients obtain the exact result that they want and deserve.

For personalized orthodontic treatments in the Marietta area, contact the practice of William R. Kincer today.

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer Practice Limited to Orthodontics

44 Old Hamilton Road
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: (770) 424-5280

Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Our Patient Reviews

William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

5.0/ 5.0

Based on 19 reviews

  • We are beyond thankful for Dr. Kincer and his team!! Dr. Kincer is one of the most honest and conservative Orthodontist, which is a VERY rare find in the industry. We moved to south Florida about halfway through our treatment of 18 months and did not switch orthodontists; that’s how much Dr. Kincer means to us! Our daughter’s smile is absolutely beautiful!!

    Lindsay D
  • Dr. Kincer is the BEST at what he does!!! Both of my girls have been under Dr. Kincer's care, with exceptional results. They both began treatment at age 8, because of their tiny mouths that required Phase I and Phase II treatments. As a result of his recommended treatment plan, our girls will have exceptional teeth for life. Our family is incredibly thankful for Dr. Kincer's meticulous care that resulted in BEAUTIFUL smiles!!!

    Jen B
  • Dr. Kincer is the best. I am almost a year into my treatment and i have nothing but great things to say. He is so kind and his team is amazing. They are simply amazing and truly care for what their customers need and what their teeth need. I highly recommend Doctor Kincer to anyone looking for orthodontics.

    Jennie H
  • Excellent orthodontist. Invisalign was the best money I ever spent on myself. Dr. Kincer is meticulous, thorough, has attention to detail, and fixed my flared teeth. Everyone is always complimenting my smile. He is always timely, professional, and his support staff (Jennifer and Lynn) are really caring. He is able to shave down teeth to make them aesthetically fit my smile and proportions. Dr. Kincer and Lynn really make sure their patients are comfortable-- especially when it comes down to removing attachments for invisalign and IPR, when your teeth are already sensitive. I recommended him to my brother and little cousin for orthodontic work and for their retainers :)

    Kimberly T
  • After having my braces off for 12 years. I go in today to see my little sister get her braces off, and Dr. Kincer readjusted my Old retainers to fit again!! He is a great orthodontist!

    Brittany B
  • Our family has been using Dr. Kincer for the past 10 years. Our oldest daughter has had amazing transformations with her treatment and our second is shaping up to do the same. Couldn't ask for a better, more friendly place.

    Shannon R
  • This is our fifth year and second kid with Dr. Kincer. Love him and his staff! Would recommend them to anyone!

    Jill T
  • Both my kids have beautiful, straight teeth because of Dr. Kincer's work. He takes great care to work with every aspect of getting braces.


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