Congratulations for successfully enduring years of orthodontic treatment! As soon as your orthodontist removes your braces Hollywood you won’t be able to recognize yourself when you look at the mirror. Yes, orthodontic treatment can significantly transform your look by improving your smile. However, before you celebrate, we’re here to remind you that you still need to wear retainers after braces. Here’s why.
There are two kinds of retainers: fixed and removable. Fixed retainers are cemented to the posterior part of your teeth to keep your teeth from shifting. Removable retainers, as the name implies, can be removed during brushing and eating. The primary function of your retainers is to keep your teeth in its exact position following orthodontic braces.
A lot of people seem to think that wearing retainers is optional. Well, that’s where they are wrong. Wearing retainers is actually a vital part of your orthodontic treatment because without retainers, your teeth could go back the way it was and all the years you endured wearing braces would all be for nothing.
How long you are required to wear braces will depend on your orthodontist. There are patients who are only required to wear retainers for a short amount of time while there are those who are only advised to wear them during nighttime. It all boils down to your unique case because there are also patients who need to wear them all the time for the rest of their life.
Once your braces Hollywood come off there is one final step to achieving the smile of your dreams and be able to maintain it and that is to religiously wear your retainers as ordered by your orthodontist. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life while restoring self-assurance, rebuilding confident smiles, and encouraging both dental and medical wellness. Call us today for an appointment.