Once your teeth have been probably moved into place by your orthodontist, you will then need to have orthodontic retention work. At Davis Family Orthodontics, our expert orthodontist, Dr. Laura Davis, can offer you different ways to have orthodontic retention performed. You do not want to skip this important phase of orthodontic treatment, which you can receive at our orthodontic office Morrow.
Many people believe that once braces are removed, that that is the end of your orthodontic treatment. However, this is not the case. Once teeth have been moved into their perfect position, retention work is needed to make sure that your teeth do not move back to where they were before orthodontic treatment began. This can happen, so you want to make sure that you receive orthodontic retention treatment at our orthodontic office Morrow. In order to keep your beautifully straightened smile looking as intended, you will need to wear a retainer to stabilize the orthodontic results. Retainers are used to control or limit any potential changes which may occur to your teeth in their new positions. Retainers are used after braces work is completed, and the braces are removed from your mouth. Retainers are extremely useful while the surrounding gums, bones, and muscles adjust to the new positions of your teeth. Our dentist will talk to you about the different types of retainers that are available to let you know which will work best for you in your particular situation. Some retainers are removable, while others are permanently placed into your mouth. Traditional removable retainers use a metal wire that surrounds the front teeth and attaches to an arch that sits in the roof of your mouth. Other retainers are similar in look to clear aligners, and are more aesthetically pleasing than wire retainers. Fixed retainers are made of wires that are bonded behind your bottom or top teeth.
To meet with our orthodontist, at our orthodontic office Morrow, contact us today for an appointment.