So most of us know what an orthodontic treatment is...To correct the malaligned teeth and improper jaw positions, orthodontist will help to transform misaligned teeth and jaws into a healthy bite and beautiful smile.
For getting a proper result after the orthodontic treatment is complete, wearing the retainer is must, so as to maintain the teeth in newly changed positions while gums and bone adapts.
So, all of you might be thinking why it's such a must..well here is the reason :
Retainers prevent the teeth from going back to their original positions.
Retainers must be worn immediately after braces are removed and that to for full time, typically for first one year.Retainers should be removed while eating and before teeth brushing.Retainers must be cleaned before and after use.
1) Removable retainers - Hawley retainer.
- Essix (clear) retainer.
2) Fixed retainers - Bonded lingual retainers.
These lingual retainers are directly cemented to the inner surface of the front teeth.
Hence forth after orthodontic treatment completes, always retainers are used to prevent relapse.