You are now free to show everyone your straight, white smile! The orthodontic treatment isn’t over. To ensure that your new smile stays in place, you will need to remove the braces. We will discuss what retainers are and how they can benefit you.
There are two types of retainers
It is usually a combination of wires that runs across the front of upper and lower teeth. The wire is attached to acrylic material with hooks that can be inserted in and around teeth to keep it in place. If invisalign necessary, the wires can be adjusted to allow for slight movement.
They are made up of a thin wire which is bonded behind the front or bottom teeth or both. This wire runs across multiple teeth so flossing and brushing will be the same as teeth braces. To access the spaces between teeth, use a floss threader.
Fixed retainers offer the best results as the bonded wire can keep the new straightened teeth in their ideal alignment for a long time.
- Removable Retainers
- Fixed Retainers
Why is it important to use a retainer after braces?
The bone and soft tissues need to adjust to the changes in tooth positioning after the braces have been removed. Retainers are used to stabilize teeth in a new arrangement. This prevents teeth from shifting or falling out.
To prevent the teeth from falling out, wear retainer braces at least 12-22 hours per day for at most two months.
Teenagers and preteens are often fitted with dental braces. Because their bodies are still developing they will need to wear retainers until their wisdom teeth emerge.
The retainers can be used as directed by the teens to maintain the amount of space in their jaws that is required for wisdom teeth. Retainers are used regularly to ensure that the teeth don’t crowd or shift because they lack space.
It would take time for braces to stabilize teeth that have been fitted to correct misaligned or gaps, overbite or underbite, and severely misaligned teeth. It is crucial to keep the teeth in their place after braces have been removed.
The use of orthodontic retainers can help with this. They will ensure that the teeth are fixed in the new positions until the mouth adjusts to the changes.
After the braces have been removed, the teeth will begin to shift back into their original positions.
Retainers can be used to prevent the teeth from being reversed. The retainers can be worn for several months after the braces have been removed.
A retainer is a device that helps you form words correctly if you have trouble saying certain words because of the way your teeth are placed. A retainer can also correct a speech problem called tongue thrust, where your tongue is pushed through the teeth by the teeth. To prevent this, you can use a special retainer called the tongue cage. This will help you pronounce the right words correctly.
Koch Orthodontics can help you put a retainer. To ensure that your treatment goes according to plan, we will help you select the correct retainer.
- Stabilization of the Bite
- Wisdom teeth: Right spacing
- To hold your teeth in new positions
- To Avoid Treatment Reversal
- Helps with speech impairments