2 thoughts on “What Are My Options for an Adult Retainer?

  1. Arti says:

    When someone first gets their braces off, it may be necessary to wear the retainer 24 hours a day. There is a misconception that when people get their braces off, they are done with orthodontic treatment. This is the part of the treatment process where a retainer needs to be worn. Traditionally, a retainer had a metal piece that surrounded the front of the teeth. There are several benefits of this type of retainer. This ensures that teeth remain in place and do not go back to their original position. Wearing an adult retainer is actually fairly common. It could be slipped in and out of the mouth and adjusted by visiting an orthodontist to have the metal wire moved. Namely, there is a retention phase that is critical to adhere to. We still offer this type of retainer for patients who are interested in it. Once the initial work is complete a smile will look beautiful, but there is far more to the process. However, there is another option that is more discreet. However, eventually, most people only need to wear the retainer at night. Many of our adult patients prefer to have a clear plastic retainer that surrounds their teeth entirely. This is not the case.

  2. Arti says:

    When someone first gets their braces off, it may be necessary to wear the retainer 24 hours a day. There is a misconception that when people get their braces off, they are done with orthodontic treatment. Wearing an adult retainer is actually fairly common. However, eventually, most people only need to wear the retainer at night. There are several benefits of this type of retainer. This ensures that teeth remain in place and do not go back to their original position. It could be slipped in and out of the mouth and adjusted by visiting an orthodontist to have the metal wire moved. Namely, there is a retention phase that is critical to adhere to. Traditionally, a retainer had a metal piece that surrounded the front of the teeth. Many of our adult patients prefer to have a clear plastic retainer that surrounds their teeth entirely. This is not the case. We still offer this type of retainer for patients who are interested in it. Once the initial work is complete a smile will look beautiful, but there is far more to the process. However, there is another option that is more discreet. This is the part of the treatment process where a retainer needs to be worn.

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