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What are Retainers and Why Do You Need to Wear Them After Braces
Posted on 9/27/2021 by Sawrie Orthodontics
People everywhere—from teenagers to adults—strive to flash a Hollywood-esque smile. This means bridging all the awkward gaps and fixing bite problems with one of the most common dental treatments: braces! Getting braces is often a comprehensive plan that can take months to years, depending on the severity of your pearly white’s misalignment. No matter the time frame, we’re sure that a lot of people are excited to complete their treatment and say goodbye to an uncomfortable, metallic smile, but after the big reveal, you’re not completely out of the woods from having to wear another dental hardware. You also need to follow it up with retainers to help keep all your progress intact for the next few years. What are Retainers? Retainers are custom-made aligners made from plastic and metal. They’re molded to perfectly fit every unique set of teeth and mouth, so not all are made the same for everyone. There are also three types of retainers made for different needs: Bonded Retainers - Just as the moniker suggests, bonded retainers are attached to your teeth, similar to how braces work. This is done for people who need to wear retainers 24/7 for the next few months to complete their orthodontic treatment. Hawley Retainers - One of the most common types of retainers that most people know, the Hawley retainers are made from plastic and wires that can be taken out whenever you need to clean your teeth or eat. Clear Plastic Retainers - The more modernized versions are designed to be clear, removable trays, the virtually invisible plastic makes it an appealing choice for those who don’t want to wear any visually disruptive retainers. Why You Need to Wear Retainers After Braces Remember that wearing removable trainers—whether the Hawley retainer or the clear plastic retainer—needs to be worn for as long as possible. At the very least, you need to strictly follow your orthodontists’ instructions and only remove your retainers when eating mills or brushing your teeth since it ensures the bone can maintain the new teeth positioning set by your braces. In addition to keeping your newly straightened teeth from shifting, retainers can also be recommended to patients who need them to keep their tongues from thrusting whenever they speak. Others may also need retainers to prevent patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) from grinding their teeth at night. The Bottom Line: The Importance of Wearing Retainers After Braces Beyond achieving a straighter smile and boosting your appearance, getting braces is important to your oral health in more ways than one. But fixing your misalignment and bite issues through braces is only half the battle—you’ll need to solidify your orthodontic treatment and maintain your new, dazzling smile by wearing retainers for the next few years. Are You Looking for the Best Dentist in the USA? Your smile plays a pivotal role in your health, so beyond achieving a picture-perfect appearance, it’s best to get your teeth checked with the right dentist who can help straighten your oral problems. If you need cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, dental implants, and retainers in Chattanooga, TN, schedule an appointment with us today at Sawrie Orthodontics! We strive to give you the best treatment possible and restore the confidence in your smile. For more information about our services, don’t hesitate to contact our dentists at (423) 624-8217....
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Candy to Always Avoid When You Have Traditional Braces
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What Types of Braces are Best for Overbites?
12/21/2020
What Types of Bites Aligner Trays are Best at Helping with Alignment?
12/7/2020
Is Any Food Off-Limits with Ceramic Braces?
11/23/2020
Dental Wax Is Vital When You Get New Metal Braces
11/9/2020
Can You Eat with Aligners in Your Mouth?
10/19/2020
Can You Eat with Aligners in Your Mouth?
10/19/2020
What Can You Safely Drink with Invisalign?
10/5/2020
Best Foods to Snack on When You Have Braces
9/21/2020
How Many Types of Braces Are There Really?
9/7/2020
Ways to Make Flossing with Your Braces Easier
8/24/2020
Are There Ever Times Where You Need to Replace a Lost Baby Tooth?
8/10/2020
A Protruding Lower Jaw is Something We Can Treat
7/23/2020
Are Surgical Orthodontics A Way To Improve Oral Health?
7/7/2020
Will Wearing Braces Leave Marks on Your Teeth?
6/22/2020
Can You Use A Mouthguard If You Have Braces?
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Understanding The Effects Of An Untreated Open Bite
5/15/2020
Do Crooked Teeth Cause You to Bite Your Cheeks?
4/25/2020
Signs Your Child May Need a Palate Expander
4/15/2020
Ways of Getting the Most Benefit from Your Headgear
3/25/2020
What Are Forsus Springs and How Do They Affect Your Teeth?
3/15/2020
Will You Need to Wear a Retainer the Rest of Your Life After Invisalign?
2/29/2020
Perks of Traditional Braces Over Aligners
2/15/2020
Why Sticky Foods Are So Dangerous to Braces
1/25/2020
Types of Candy to Avoid When Wearing Braces
1/15/2020
Foods That Can Lead to Broken Braces
12/25/2019
Do Underbites Require Treatment?
12/15/2019
The "Do Nots" of Wearing Invisalign
11/25/2019
Most Common Precursors to Braces
11/15/2019
Understanding the Many Types of Braces
10/25/2019
Is a Crossbite Fixable with Braces
10/15/2019
Tips for Easier Flossing with Braces
9/25/2019
Which Gives Better Results: Invisible Or Traditional Braces?
9/15/2019
Dental Care is Vital When Going Through Braces
8/25/2019
Best Ways of Keeping Brackets Clean While You Have Braces
8/15/2019
Benefits of Having Straight Teeth Go Beyond Aesthetics
7/23/2019
How Long Does Aligner Straightening Usually Take?
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What to Know When Eating Apples with Braces
6/25/2019
Simple Ways to Convince Your Teen To Get Braces
6/15/2019
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5/30/2019
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5/20/2019
Why You Need to See the Orthodontist and Dentist When You Have Braces
4/25/2019
When is the Best Time for Cross Bite Treatment?
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Protecting Your Braces When Playing Fall Sports
3/30/2019
Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults
3/20/2019
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How Orthodontic Treatment Can Improve Your Life
2/20/2019
How Long Will I Have to Have Braces?
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Going Back to School with Braces
1/20/2019
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12/20/2018
Celebrities that Have Had Braces
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Does an Overbite Need Correction?
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