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How Important Are Retainers After Orthodontic Treatment?

Posted on 2/15/2024 by office
Once you have graduated from braces, it is time to move on to retainers. Are they very important or just maybe an optional step? Read on for an in-depth explanation. Why the Emphasis on Retainers? You have invested your time with braces, and now they are looking great. However, these teeth hold onto a memory, as they would like to shift back to their original positions. Retainers, therefore, step in to aid your teeth in retaining their new positions. It is akin to providing your teeth with a support system to sustain your smile. How Frequently Should They Be Worn? Well, that varies. Initially, you might be wearing the retainers around the clock, which is a rigorous phase post-braces. As time progresses, you will likely transition to wearing them exclusively at night. Depending on the intensity of the braces treatment, you may have a permanent retainer bonded in for a while. Consequences of Skipping the Routine Life gets hectic, and occasional forgetfulness is human. However, neglecting your retainer routine could result in some teeth shifting back. If you wait too long between retainer usages, you may notice some discomfort as your teeth shift back into place once the retainer goes back in. Wearing your retainers is important and much more effective than the two-step forward and one-step back approach. Long-Term Commitment to Your Smile The thing about retainers is that they are not so temporary. It is a lasting commitment, and over the years, periodic use will maintain the smile you worked so hard to achieve. It is best to consider retainers as ongoing care for your teeth to remind them of their remarkable transformation. Final Thoughts on Retainers So, are retainers very important? Absolutely. They are imperative for maintaining the position of your teeth post-braces. Embrace the retainer routine, and your straightened smile will continue for years to come. After all, preserving that picture-perfect smile is the ultimate goal!...
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