Retainers: Everything you need to know
Retainers are essential when it comes to making sure your teeth stay in perfect condition and alignment. Here is everything you need to know for optimal results in use and longevity of your appliance.
Why are Retainers Needed?
Teeth have a tendency to want to shift and move. Even as adults, teeth are inclined to shift forward over time. Because of such tendencies, wearing a retainer after braces is critical for keeping the teeth in alignment and preventing the teeth from going back to pre-orthodontic treatment.
How long do I wear my retainer?
Since each orthodontic case is unique, the instructions for retainer wear after braces are as well. A good rule of thumb is ...