Retainer after braces

After braces, the retainer will continue to accompany you in a relatively long time period. The role of this function is equally important than the orthodontic instruments. There are guidelines to use the following functions to maintain basic braces that note to get the best performance with the following.

the retainer will continue to accompany you in a relatively long time period The retainer will continue to accompany you in a relatively long time period

What is the retainer?

The retainer is fixed on the inside teeth: elastic cord pasted on the inside of the front teeth.

Hawley / spring retainer aligner: These instruments include cord and plastic background helps teeth fixed in place.

Transparent plastic overlay retainer: Retainer is made from a hard plastic mold from the teeth marks, so it is fitting closely and coverage teeth. This type is usually dentists recommend use for patients.

Transparent plastic overlay retainer Transparent plastic overlay retainer

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Why we have to take retainer after Braces?

Without retainers after braces are removed, your teeth are not really stable, certainly with the new location, the bone and gums could not get used to the change and gradually will quickly move on inherent position before, broke away to achieve uniformity in the process of wearing braces.

Reference: Taking care of your Braces

Time of retainer

In the first phase new retainer, need to wear instrument 24 hours a day In the first phase new retainer, need to wear instrument 24 hours a day

In the first phase new retainer, need to wear instrument 24 hours a day, not be arbitrarily removed. Maybe within 3-4 weeks, but shorter or longer depending on the speed of your teeth stable fast or slow.

Then, time to take retainer a day will be reduced in the next few months. Until the second half of the maintenance, you just have to retainer around 20h a day and can be removed at any time.

As time goes on, the amount of time use to maintain function after braces will decrease more directly  for teeth acquainted with the actual chewing power.

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