Many of our patients come to us with worries that not wearing a retainer might cause their teeth to shift after their first orthodontic retainer shows signs of wear or breaks.
Our office can create custom orthodontic retainers or fixed lingual bars that will keep your teeth in place for many years to come!
What Are Orthodontic Retainers?
Orthodontic retainers are devices that are used to hold teeth in their new, corrected positions after orthodontic treatment. They are custom-made to fit each patient’s mouth and teeth, and they can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and ceramic.
Why are retainers important?
Retainers are important because they help ensure that your teeth remain in their new position. Without a retainer, your teeth may slowly begin to shift back into their old position, which can undo all the hard work you’ve put into straightening them. Wearing a retainer as directed will help you avoid this problem and keep your smile looking its best.
How often do I need to wear my retainer?
How often you need to wear your retainer will depend on the type of retainer you have and the instructions provided by your dentist or orthodontist. Some patients may need to wear their retainer all the time, while others may only need to wear it at night. It’s important to follow the instructions provided by your dentist or orthodontist in order to ensure that your teeth remain in their new, correct position.
If you have a missing, broken, or outdated retainer, please feel welcome to contact us for a consultation today!