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Removable and Non-Removable Retainers

Posted on 4/11/2022 by Advanced Dental Specialty Group
Removable and Non-Removable RetainersOrthodontic treatment takes time, energy, and money, and if you are lucky enough to complete your treatment, you may need retainers to ensure your teeth stay in place. Most people usually overlook the importance, and after the orthodontic treatment, their teeth tend to shift back to where they were. This is commonly known as relapse. To avoid this, use retainers as instructed by your dentist.

There are usually two types of retainers, and both functions well in ensuring your teeth maintain their new position. However, when using removable retainers, you need to be very strict to improve your smile.

Removable Retainers

Removable retainers are manufactured in a dentist's office, and they are made of clear plastic, which is formed using heat. They are always custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly to ensure your teeth stay in place. They also hold tightly to your teeth, and you are supposed to use them every day for two months straight. After two months, your dentist will ask you to wear them every night for life. The good news is that they can last for years before you get a replacement. Removable retainers are easy to clean, easy to wear, prevent your teeth from shifting and eliminate teeth grinding.

Non-Removable Retainers

Non-removable retainers are also known as bonded retainers. They consist of a wire that bonds them behind your six front teeth. This is because relapse mostly happens in that area. Retainers can also help you if you have a big space between your upper front teeth as they help to close it. Your dentist will carefully place the wire of the bonded retainers in your teeth to ensure you do not accidentally bite them. But one thing you should know is that permanent retainers only protect the front teeth, and they can be used in conjunction with removable retainers to keep the whole teeth in place. For more information about retainers, visit us to know which one is suitable for your teeth and if the ones you have are still working.

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