Retainers play an essential role in holding teeth in their correct alignment. Once your braces are off, you will need a retainer to control or limit potential changes in tooth position. To keep your smile looking its best, you will have to wear a retainer to maintain your results. A retainer keeps your teeth from moving after being straightened with braces. Retainer wear is full-time for the first couple of months and then transitioned to nighttime only. Your mouth changes and ages as you get older, just like the rest of your body, so it is crucial to continue to wear your retainer nightly to maintain your great smile.
At Mardaga Orthodontics, we will help you choose the best type of retainer for you based on what you need braces for and any conditions you might have.
Types of retainers:
- Traditional removable retainers
- Aligner-style retainers, or Essix retainers
- Fixed retainers
To learn more about the benefits of orthodontic retention please contact our practice to schedule a complimentary consultation.