Why do we need to wear retainers?
Orthodontic retainers are worn after orthodontic treatment to provide retention and to ensure that our teeth are stabilized in their desired position. It is a very important phase of orthodontic treatment as teeth can relapse to its original position if there is no retention. Continue reading →
Maintaining straight teeth
There is a common misconception that orthodontic braces treatment is completed once it is removed. This is not true because like any other treatment, it requires maintenance. Just as how patients would care for their braces during treatment, they still need to carry that on after treatment. In fact, patients play the most important role in caring for their teeth after orthodontic braces due to ceased visits to their orthodontists.
Retention after braces
After the completion of orthodontic braces treatment, it is essential to follow it up with orthodontic retainers to ensure longevity and stability of the results. This is because during orthodontic treatment, crooked teeth are straightened by stretching and compressing the fibres around teeth. Continue reading →