For Childrens and AdultsAfter most orthodontic treatments, including braces, patients will receive a retainer. These oral appliances are designed to fit your new bite and prevent your teeth from moving back into their old, crooked positions. In most cases, patients will need to wear their retainer both day and night for several months, possibly up to a year. Based on your treatment, our orthodontist, Dr. Daniel Adams, will help determine when you are ready to only wear your retainer at night.
If not kept in place by a retainer, your teeth can move over time. After the initial retainer treatment period, wearing your retainer every night is essential for you to maintain your new, straight smile for the rest of your life. This ensures that you will not need repeated or additional orthodontic treatment in the future.
At Full Smile Orthodontics, we understand that wearing a retainer can be an adjustment to your daily routine. While it is important that you wear your retainer as directed, it is also important that you care for your appliance. To help you get the most out of your retainer use, we invite you to review the following instructions:
If you have any questions about how to properly care for and use your retainer in Carlsbad, California, please feel free to contact Full Smile Orthodontics today! Our orthodontist and team are happy to help in any way.
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