Dental retainers are used in order to keep your teeth in place, usually prescribed after orthodontic treatments like braces, to keep the reshaped teeth from returning to their old places.
Bonded retainers also known as fixed retainers are unremovable, and attached to the teeth after the braces treatment, for a few months to allow the bone and gums.
Hawley retainers can be removed. They are composed of a hard acrylic plate that fits to the roof of your mouth.
Clear plastic retainers are also removable, and usually preferred for aesthetic reasons.Learn More
Retainers are usually given to people after braces treatment, although sometimes they can be used for straightening purposes if the level of crookedness or misalignment is minor. If your braces are just removed, you need to wear retainers for a few months to keep your newly aligned teeth in place, as the bone and gums take longer to adapt to your teeth’s new positions.Book your consultation
The outcomes of Teeth Retainers can be analyzed in three main categories: health-related, aesthetical, and psychological.
Each malocclusion type comes with a variety of complications, uneven bite and proneness to teeth decay are the most common health problems. After retainers the malocclusion will be prevented it will give you a normal bite.
Misaligned teeth can look unattractive. Whether you’re done with braces treatment or the misalignment is mild so this is the first choice of corrective treatment for your misaligned teeth, it will provide you with perfectly aligned teeth.
Malocclusion can cause loss of self-esteem and can affect your daily life. You may smile less often, afraid to show your teeth. After getting the perfect smile with your perfectly aligned teeth, you will feel more confident and smile more!
During the first week of retainer recovery, you may experience some discomfort as your mouth adjusts to the new appliance. Your mouth may feel sore or tender, and your speech may be slightly affected. It is normal for your mouth to feel uncomfortable and for your speech to be affected during this initial adjustment period. To help with any discomfort, you can take over-the-counter pain medication as directed. You should also avoid eating hard or sticky foods, as they can damage your retainer or cause discomfort. It is important to wear your retainer as directed by your orthodontist. Most orthodontists recommend wearing your retainer at all times, except when eating or brushing your teeth. It may take some time to get used to wearing your retainer, but with practice, it will become second nature.
After the first week, you should start to notice that your mouth is adjusting to the retainer and any discomfort or tenderness should subside. Your speech should also start to improve as you become more comfortable with the retainer. It is important to continue wearing your retainer as directed by your orthodontist to ensure that your teeth maintain their new position. Over time, you may need to have your retainer adjusted or replaced as your mouth and teeth continue to change. If you have any concerns or questions about your retainer or the retainer recovery process, be sure to talk to your orthodontist. They will be able to provide guidance and support to ensure that your retainer is effective and that your teeth remain straight and healthy.
After meeting with your dentist at their office during your consultation you express your expectations and the dentist checks the condition of your teeth. They will inform you about their professional opinion while taking your expectations and the condition of your teeth into consideration. Then, photos of your teeth will be taken for a 3D simulation. The size, model and color can be decided by you, and you can even choose the color from the tooth color chart. After deciding, on the first operation day teeth will be scraped and if there is a need for an extraction it will also take place on the first day. Temporary veneers will be put on and your dentist will prescribe you with painkillers and antibiotics. You will stay at the hotel for about 4-5 days. During your stay you will be visited by a wellbeing specialist, and if you’re having any problems your dentist will be contacted. After these 4-5 days, your permanent veneer will be applied and it will be all done.
If you are preparing to receive retainers, there are a few things you can do to ensure the best possible outcome.
After having retainers, here are the some of the things to keep the oral hygiene.
Having good oral hygiene practices; brushing twice and flossing once a day as normal. It is important to remove the retainers for meals and beverages (if removable), and putting them in their case. Wear the retainers as instructed by your dentist. Avoid wrapping the retainers in napkins and clean the retainers regularly. Keep them moist when not in use and avoid the high heat.