RETAINERS IN PASADENA, TX

Retainers
Dental retainers are a frequently used oral appliances. These stabilizing devices are most commonly worn by patients after their braces have been removed. They are also used to close gaps in teeth, to correct misalignment and speech problems, and to treat such conditions as tongue thrush, bite disorders, and bruxism.

Retainers are custom-made for each patient and are fabricated of plastic and metal materials. They are created to fit the mouth and upper teeth and mouth of each individual. Every retainer is uniquely shaped.

Why Use a Retainer?

Your Town Square Dental dentist may suggest a dental retainer for a number of reasons. They are typically worn to hold newly straightened teeth in place after braces have been removed. After orthodontics are removed, the teeth naturally begin to shift back to their original location. Retainers prevent this process.

Retainers and Orthodontic Treatment

It is commonplace for an orthodontist to fit patients for their retainers immediately after braces are removed. Some people are instructed to wear their retainer all day and all night for the first few months. Eventually, only overnight use will be needed. Other users never require daytime wear. They simply wear the retainer at night, but for a longer timeframe. Regardless of your prescribed regimen, this final step in your orthodontic therapy is very important for optimal results.

Other Uses for Retainers

Retainers are also worn to shift one or more teeth, or to close spaces between the teeth for patients who didn’t need to wear braces. In these cases, extensive orthodontic treatment isn’t necessary because a dental retainer can easily correct the problem. The only downfall, it can take a few years of wearing a retainer consistently to shift teeth and close spaces, while keeping teeth in their proper position.

 

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