If you’ve been through orthodontic treatment, your dentist will recommend wearing retainers once your braces have been removed. Retainers play an essential role in creating and maintaining straight smiles. Here are just 3 of the reasons why it’s advantageous to wear retainers:
- Maintaining tooth position: when you have braces, they cause your teeth to move around. Once your braces have been removed, there’s a risk that the teeth will continue to move, which could undo the brilliant results achieved by your braces. Retainers are designed to hold the teeth in the new position, enabling you to enjoy your amazing new smile for years to come.
- Reducing the risk of needing further treatment: a significant proportion of patients require repeat treatment after wearing braces, and this is usually due to the absence of retainers. Without retainers, the teeth can slip out of position, increasing the need for further treatment.
- Beautiful smiles: when you’ve worn braces for months on end, and you’ve finally got a stunning smile to be proud of, the last thing you want is for your teeth to move and become misaligned again. Wearing a retainer is a simple, effective way to keep your smile looking gorgeous forever.
If you have any questions about retainers, or you’d like more information about how they work and why they’re so important, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our dentists will be happy to help.