What Are Retainers?
Retainers are dental appliances custom-designed to maintain the alignment and positioning of your teeth after orthodontic treatment, such as braces. They are typically made of plastic or metal and are worn on either the upper or lower teeth or both. Retainers play a crucial role in preventing teeth from shifting back to their original positions, ensuring that your smile remains beautifully straight and well-aligned.
Who Needs Retainers?
Retainers are an essential part of orthodontic treatment for anyone who has undergone braces or similar teeth-straightening procedures. Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, if you’ve invested in achieving a straighter smile, retainers are necessary to preserve the results of your orthodontic journey. Your orthodontist will recommend the type of retainer and the duration of wear based on your specific needs and treatment plan. Wearing retainers as prescribed is key to maintaining the benefits of your orthodontic investment and enjoying a lasting, confident smile.