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Post-braces retainer: What you should know about post-braces retainers


post-braces retainers
post-braces retainers


In your orthodontic journey, post-orthodontic retainers play a vital role in maintaining optimal results and achieving the desired stability, as dental retainer is an essential step after the end of the orthodontic period, as it contributes to fixing the teeth in their correct place for the long term and in this article.

Together we will explore the concept of dental retainers, their different types, and important benefits, as well as the common question about the appropriate length of time to wear them, to ensure a comprehensive understanding of this important aspect of the orthodontic process.



What is a dental retainer after braces?


A post-orthodontic retainer is a medical device used to hold teeth in their correct positions after the orthodontic device is removed and this device aims to maintain the results achieved during the orthodontic period, and to avoid the teeth returning to their original positions before the start of treatment.


Dental retainers are usually used after braces for several months, and the duration may vary depending on each patient's condition and special needs, as dental retainers usually consist of wires and plastic molds that are attached to the teeth after the orthodontic wires are removed, as these wires and molds hold the teeth in their correct place, maintaining their alignment and new position.

The post-orthodontic retainer is designed specifically for each patient according to their individual condition, and is periodically adjusted and adapted during the period in which it is worn, as the patient should carefully follow the dentist's instructions regarding how to use and care for dental retainers after braces to ensure that the beautiful results achieved during orthodontic treatment are maintained.


 

The importance of dental retainer after orthodontics



The importance of dental retainers after orthodontics lies in several aspects, including maintaining treatment results and improving overall oral health and here is a paragraph that talks about the importance of dental retainers:

Dental retainers after orthodontics are an essential part of the recovery process after orthodontic treatment and after long and arduous efforts to achieve the desired results, the role of dental retainers comes to keep the teeth straight and stable in the correct positions, as using a dental retainer helps prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original positions, ensuring the continuity of the beautiful results achieved during the orthodontic period and in addition, dental retainer contributes to improving oral and chewing functions, thus contributing to improving overall oral health and preventing potential problems such as tooth erosion and gum problems and therefore, the importance of using dental retainers after braces is an essential part of your treatment and oral care journey.



Types of post-orthodontic dental retainers

There are two types of post-orthodontic dental retainers and the doctor is the one who recommends the best retainer based on the treatment condition, as the types of retainers are:

  • Mobile dental retainer.

  • Fixed dental retainer.



Fixed post-orthodontic retainer


A post-orthodontic fixed dental retainer is a device that is attached to the teeth after the orthodontic wires are removed and this device aims to maintain the straightness of the teeth and their stability in their new place after the end of the orthodontic period, as the fixed dental retainer is designed and fitted specifically for each patient according to their individual condition.


A fixed dental retainer usually consists of several components, including wires, plastic molds, and metal brackets, as these components are installed on the teeth using special adhesives that attach them permanently to the teeth.

One of the most important advantages of a fixed dental retainer is that it fixes the teeth in their new positions firmly and permanently, ensuring the permanent straightness of the teeth, as it also helps improve oral and chewing functions and eliminate functional problems resulting from misaligned teeth and in addition, a fixed dental retainer can contribute to improving the patient's smile appearance and self-confidence.


Fixed dental retainers require good care and daily hygiene to ensure that they remain clean and healthy, and the individual needs periodic visits to the dentist to adjust the device and ensure that everything is working properly.


 

Mobile dental retainer


The removable dental retainer after orthodontics is a device that is used to hold the teeth in place after removing the orthodontic wires and it is characterized by its ability to be easily removed and installed by the patient, as this device usually consists of components made of plastic or metal materials, designed specifically for each individual case.


Post-orthodontic removable dental retainers are designed to hold teeth in their new positions and maintain them after orthodontic wires are removed and the patient can remove this device himself for cleaning and personal care purposes, and reinstall it again afterwards.


One of the main benefits of a removable dental retainer after braces is that it helps keep the teeth straight and fixed in the correct positions after the braces period ends, thus maintaining the results achieved and this device can also contribute to improving oral and chewing functions and eliminating functional problems related to dental misalignment.


The patient must carefully follow the dentist's instructions regarding how to use and care for the removable dental retainer, and ensure that it is cleaned and maintained on a regular basis to ensure that it remains clean and healthy.



 How long does it take to place a dental retainer after braces?

 How long does it take to place a dental retainer after braces?

It takes between 6-9 months, as it must be worn for 24 hours or based on the doctor’s instructions, but in some cases the retainer must be worn for longer periods, perhaps up to two years.

Here we have reached the conclusion of our article in which we talked about post-orthodontic dental retainers, what their types are, and what their importance is and always remember that the doctors at Miracle Clinic stay with the patient for a period after treatment to ensure better results.



Miracle Clinic is a distinguished center in Turkey that offers a variety of medical and cosmetic services and this includes all cosmetic dental procedures, such as Hollywood smile, dental implants and veneers, in addition to laser teeth whitening services and the center also offers all types of obesity surgeries and stomach Botox performed by the best experts, as it also uses the best techniques in hair transplantation and the center provides integrated services that include accompanying the patient from his arrival to Turkey from the airport until his hotel stay, providing him with a comfortable and appropriate treatment


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