Whether you are having Invisalign treatment with us or want to replace your retainers from another office, we can make a mold of your teeth to make retainers for you.
Before committing to orthodontic treatment, it is important to understand that you are also committing to wearing removable retainers every night for life to hold the final result. Another option is to get fixed retainers which is a customized wire that is bonded to the back of your teeth with a composite material. This type of retainer should remain on your teeth for many years and should only be removed by a dentist. This fixed wire will protect your teeth as you get older.
As we age, the position or our lips, cheeks, tongue and soft tissues can change. The soft tissues determine the position of our teeth which therefore also changes with time. Our teeth also have a tendency to move back to their old crooked position because of the fibers in our gums. Once orthodontic treatment is complete, the retention phase is important to hold your result. Retainers should be worn as instructed by your orthodontist or dentist. Otherwise, another round of orthodontic treatment could be necessary.