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RETENTION

Removal Of Braces

 

 

Retainers are used after braces in order to help prevent the teeth from falling back to their original position by holding teeth in a certain position while allowing surrounding gums and bone to adjust. Often a patient will be required to wear the retainer at all times except when eating for a period determined by the orthodontist and then after this period it may only be necessary to wear it at night.

Removable retainers should be kept in a case to protect them. During the first few days of retainer use, many people will have extra saliva in their mouth. This is natural and is due to the presence of a new object inside the mouth and consequent stimulation of the saliva glands. There is usually a slight change in speech only for the first 1-2 days.

Bonded Wire retainer


Teeth can move back after orthodontic treatment. A bonded wire retainer will hold them in place permanently. A wire is bonded to the back of the front lower or upper teeth. The bonding material is cured with a bright light.

Bonded Fibre Retainer


After Orthodontic treatment, teeth can start to move back. A bonded fibre retainer will hold them in place permanently. A strip of fibreglass is bonded to the back of the front lower or upper teeth.The bonding material is cured with a bright light. The material is tooth coloured so it doesn’t show.

Hawley retainer

After a fixed appliance has correctly positioned the teeth a custom made retainer is produced. Retainers are utilized to hold your teeth in their new positions until your bone, gums, and muscles adapt to the new teeth positions. You must wear your retainer as instructed, otherwise your teeth may move toward their original positions and the benefit of wearing your braces will be lost.

Vacuum Formed Retainer

After a fixed appliance has correctly positioned the teeth a custom made retainer is produced. Retainers are utilized to hold your teeth in their new positions until your bone, gums, and muscles adapt to the new teeth positions. You must wear your retainer as instructed, otherwise your teeth may move toward their original positions and the benefit of wearing your braces will be lost.