Importance of Retainers

Retainers are custom-made devices, typically crafted from wires or clear plastic, designed to hold teeth in their new positions after braces have been removed. The team at Gardena Family Dentistry and Orthodontics carefully designs each retainer to fit snugly and comfortably, minimizing movement and helping teeth to stabilize in their new alignment. This post-orthodontic phase is essential because teeth have a natural tendency to shift back to their original positions, a process known as relapse. By wearing retainers as prescribed, patients can protect their investment in orthodontic treatment and enjoy their straighter smiles for a lifetime.

Retainers Types and Care

Types and Care

Gardena Family Dentistry and Orthodontics offers various types of retainers to suit individual needs and preferences, including fixed and removable options. Removable retainers are easy to clean and can be taken out during meals, while fixed retainers provide a constant force that is beneficial for patients at high risk of relapse. Proper care and maintenance of retainers are vital for their effectiveness, and the dental team provides comprehensive instructions on how to clean and care for them, ensuring they remain functional and hygienic.

Retainers are an essential part of the orthodontic journey, and the dedicated professionals at Gardena Family Dentistry and Orthodontics are committed to guiding patients through this final, crucial stage of treatment, securing lasting results and beautiful smiles.