One of the most over-looked aspects of orthodontic care is a retainer. While braces can straighten your child’s teeth, a retainer ensures they stay that way. In some cases, they can also ease breathing problems and speech impediments.
Drs. David Spokane and Melissa Karski in Beaver Falls, PA, provide comprehensive orthodontic care for teens and adults, including dental retainers to help you or your child achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.
The main function of a retainer is to keep the teeth straight after braces are removed. A retainer ensures all the effort put into improving you or your child’s smile does not go to waste. Once your braces or orthodontic tray have been removed, it does not take long for the teeth to shift back into their old positions. A dental retainer can prevent this issue and protect your investment for many years to come.
After orthodontic treatment is complete, your doctor will create a custom retainer and provide instructions for when and for how long it should be worn. You will typically need to wear your retainer at night for anywhere from three months to a year.
While many patients may find it a pain to remember to wear their retainers, it is in your best interest to remain diligent. These orthodontic appliances can:
Retainers are just one part of the specialized care we provide for patients with complex dental cases...
Our mouths are home to bacteria, plaque, and leftover food particles, all of which can accumulate on a retainer. Consequently, attentive hygiene is essential. Some of the basics include:
Retainers are just one part of the specialized care we provide for patients with complex dental cases, including crooked teeth, buck teeth and skeletal problems that affect the jawbone. Contact us today online to schedule a free consultation.
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