To make sure your new confident smile lasts for decades to come, you will have to use retainers, that way you will keep the smile that took time, skill and investment to create!
Why is retention so important?
After braces have been removed teeth have a tendency to return to their original position undoing your great new smile. To prevent this, your orthodontist may advise that you wear a retainer.
Wearing a retainer is simple, but it is actually a complex piece of equipment and a significant part of your orthodontic treatment. To maintain the success of your orthodontic treatment, it is vital that you wear your retainer in the way that your orthodontist advises.
It is difficult to say how long you will need to wear your retainer – each patient is an individual case. Your orthodontist’s advice about how long you will need a retainer for will be tailored to you.
There are a range of different retainers available and your orthodontist will recommend to you the type of retainer that will best keep your teeth in position.