Although your teeth have been straightened out and your braces fully removed, you may need some additional assistance to keep those same teeth aligned.
Our orthodontists at Smiles R Us may need to apply retainers to keep your teeth from shifting after your braces or Invisalign aligner have been removed.
We offer two types of retainers, including:
Lifetime retainers are removable retainers that function similarly to Invisalign aligners. Unlike with an aligner, lifetime retainers are only designed to keep your teeth from shifting, not correcting.
Lifetime retainers are custom-made to fit your mouth, usually a metal wire tied to a plastic holding tied to your back teeth.
There are no food restrictions: lifetime retainers are required to be taken off while eating, drinking, flossing and brushing your teeth.
Permanent retainers are bonded to your teeth and prevent them from shifting from their desired positions. These are molded for either your upper or lower teeth and the retainer is then added to ensure your teeth are set in place.
Have Questions About Retainers?
Then call us at (210) 331-7565 to talk to one of our orthodontists today!