An orthodontic retainer is a custom-made dental device that helps to maintain your beautiful smile after an orthodontic treatment. It can be removed or bonded depending upon the individual’s dental needs. Failure to wear retainer after removal of braces may move your teeth back into the original misaligned condition. The orthodontist will therefore highly recommend the use of retainer for a certain period of time to control the natural shifting of teeth.
Benefits of wearing a retainer:
- The main purpose of wearing a custom-made retainer is to ensure that the patient’s teeth stay properly aligned after a set of braces have been removed.
- A retainer can also be used to correct other dental conditions such as closing gaps between two or more teeth without the use of braces. However, using only retainer without using braces is a time consuming process.
- Other conditions that can be corrected with a retainer include tongue thrusts problem, temporomandibular disorder and other biting problems.
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