AFTER BRACES ALWAYS RETAINES
After your orthondontic treatment is finished, and your braces are removed, you will need retainers to hold your teeth in their new positions, if u don’t wear retainer after orthodontic treatment every one thinks Now the braces are gone! But you’re not really done. You must wear a retainer to help keep your teeth in their new positions. It is very important to wear your retainer exactly as your dentist tells you, especially during the first year after your braces come off. This is because it takes about 9 months for your periodontal ligaments to “remember” their new positions. If you don’t wear your retainer regularly, your teeth will shift! After the first year, many people wear their retainers at night, several nights per week, to ensure that their new smiles continue to look great. I can understand your pain, I’m soon to get my braces off so im excited! : Hope this helps!
For how long do I need to wear retainers?
It takes time for the bone and all the tissues around your teeth to reorganise and therefore it is necessary to use retainers until your bite stabilises. In the first month after the braces are removed, the risk of relapse is very high.
Relapse means that the teeth can take up to one year or more to stabilize after treatment. If you had gaps between your teeth before treatment, the retention period will be longer.
Usually, retainers are worn for as long a time as you have had your braces. If your teeth move back to their original positions, you may need fixed braces again to correct them.
What Will My Retainers Look Like?
The retainers are individually designed to prevent teeth from reverting to their original positions. Retainers can take the form of a removable appliance or a fixed wire bonded at the back of your front teeth.
Do I have to Wear Them All the Time?
Your orthodontist will prescribe the retention plan that is best for you. Some retainers are used full-time for the first 6 months; after that, the retainers are worn only at night, for a few years. Other retainers are worn full-time for about a week, and solely at night thereafter. Fixed retainers are normally kept in place for 5 years.
Is it Important to Use Your Retainers as Instructed?
Removable retainers should be taken out during eating, contact sports and when you brush your teeth. To clean the retainers, remove them first and brush them in tap water using a toothbrush and some toothpaste. Brush your teeth after this.
The safest place for your retainers is in your mouth. If you are not using the retainers they should always be kept in a box. There is a great risk of losing retainers if they are wrapped in tissue paper after you remove them from your mouth.
How Will Retainers Affect My Daily Life?
A removable retainer has a wire holding the front teeth. It will be visible but much less than the fixed braces.
If you have a removable retainer in your upper jaw, it will take you one to two days to get accustomed to them and speak properly. It is normal to experience a lot of saliva in your mouth with a new retainer.
Always bring the box to store your retainers to be kept should you need to remove them. If you have a fixed retainer, you should spend more time to brush the back of your teeth. You have to brush all around the wire so that calculus will not form. You will be instructed on how to use dental floss with a floss-threader. Do remember not to use your front teeth to for biting hard foods or objects. Fixed retainers do not affect speech.
Will my teeth never change when the period of retention is over?
From 20 to 50 years of age, faces mature and teeth continue to push forward, causing crowding of the lower front teeth. This happens regardless of whether you have had wisdom teeth removed, extractions of teeth or previous orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth.
To avoid the risk of late crowding, removable retainers can be worn at night for a longer period and fixed retainers kept in for more than 5 years.
Adult patients usually sleep with their retainers on for the rest of their lives, if they want their teeth in perfect alignment.
http://www.hyderabadsmiles.com/retainer.phpretainers are the most effective methods of ensuring teeth stay in their original place after braces have been removed by the dental practitioner. The wide range of retainers on offer at Hyderabad Smiles dental clinic can meet most patients’ specific needs.
Fixed braces or Invisalign is usually used to resolve issues concerning crooked teeth, spacing or overbite and can significantly increase the self-confidence of people who have been afraid to display their smile due to these alignment problems.
Once brace treatment is completed, patients must then wear retainers to maintain their teeth in their final position. There are several different types of retainers, they are:
Invisible retainers were to provide retention after orthodontic treatment. Invisible retainers are similar in shape and colour to teeth n transparent retainers however they are manufactured in a more accurate fashion making invisible retainers extremely well fitting retainers.
Designed using the same technology as Invisalign, the procedure is set to result in a smooth and comfortable fit to ensure limited pain or discomfort for individuals.
This technology is provided for the patients in a series of three sets of upper and lower Invisible retainers to ensure the best possible results in maintaining the position of teeth following the removal of braces.
The advantage of having two sets of invisible retainers is that, patients do not have to rush back to the dental clinic, should one retainer break or if the retainer is lost.
Fixed retainers are a notably valuable method of ensuring teeth remains in place following the removal of braces. Fixed retainers are discreet as they consist of a metallic wire bonded to the back of the front six teeth. They can be bonded to the upper or lower teeth or to both arches.
During the process, the retainer is bonded to the back of patients’ front six teeth using white fillings and this keeps those six teeth in their final position.
What are the benefits/risks of fixed retainers?
Fixed retainers are always in place and so patients do not need to worry about forgetting to wear them one night. In addition, fixed retainers assist in stabilising mobile teeth, as well as reducing the risk of a relapse in heavily rotated teeth.
On the negative side, fixed retainers only fix the front six teeth and can’t stop the premolars and molars from moving. Also fixed retainers can create oral hygiene problems as flossing the front teeth will be more difficult. Finally, fixed retainers can change the bite as the retainers white fillings can touch the tips of the lower teeth.
Patients hoping to improve the appearance of their smile using cosmetic dentistry could be well suited to receive the Hawley retainer, which is a removable fixture created from plastic and stainless steel wire.
This method of retention is commonly used after the removal of a fixed brace, which can be provided as a form of follow-up treatment.
Patients will see the best results from this treatment if they wear the retainer for the majority of the day for three months after their initial brace is removed. Following this, wearing the retainer at night time will ensure the newly corrected teeth remain in place.
Dentists normally recommend wearing the Hawley retainer for a few years following the end of orthodontic treatment time, with many practitioners believing the best results will be achieved if the accessory is worn until a patient’s facial growth has ceased.
How do I look after a Hawley retainer?
A simple method of using a toothbrush and soap to clean the Hawley retainer should ensure it maintains its clean appearance. Some ingredients found in regular toothpaste can damage the plastic used to create the feature; however, proprietary cleaning agents are available to purchase.
Wearing the Hawley retainer is vital for patients who have recently had their braces removed, as the teeth will almost certainly return to their crooked position if not worn. If a patient loses the appliance at any period during treatment time, they should contact their dentist for a replacement immediately.
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