You wait for a long time to finish your braces treatment. And it's a breath of fresh air to get your teeth and jaw free from the grip of the braces. But wait! One last and critical stage of your orthodontic treatment is remaining. Your orthodontist will recommend wearing a retainer after braces for some time.
A retainer is a common orthodontics consideration which your dentist will expect you to follow.
Continue reading to understand the importance of dentist recommending retainers after braces.
The Connection Between Braces & Retainers
Braces align and straighten your teeth and jaws. After that, orthodontic retainer doesn't let your teeth move from their corrected positioning. They are custom-made to suit the newly found positioning of your jaws and teeth. Your teeth will settle into the soft tissues and jawbone with the help of a retainer.
Following are the top 4 ways in which diligently wearing orthodontic retainer helps your braces treatment:
The Repercussion of not Wearing Retainers
Thinking that you can skip this step after your braces are removed would be a big mistake! Your teeth might lose their corrected position if you don't wear retainers. They might come back to their previous position (before braces) in some days.
You might need to go through the 2-3 years of your braces treatment cycle again. And you will be spending a lot of money simultaneously. We are sure you don't want that to happen!
Good news is wearing an orthodontic retainer is less complicated than wearing braces. The duration is also generally shorter than the period of wearing braces. There are non-removable and removable retainers. The non-removable is even more convenient to wear. But it will depend on your dentist that which one they find suitable for you.
Wearing a retainer after braces is the final step before you flash your perfect smile to the world. So we would recommend following all the instructions of your orthodontist to successfully complete this final stage of the treatment.