Will I need to wear a retainer after orthodontic treatment?
Yes, everyone who receives orthodontic treatment at our Temple, TX dental office needs to wear a retainer to maintain the corrected position of their teeth.
You will probably be instructed to wear your retainer while you sleep, which helps to maintain the alignment of your teeth after treatment. Without a retainer, your teeth will start to relapse back to their original position and undo all the time and effort you’ve invested in the process.
Wearing a retainer is necessary because your teeth are always moving. Many patients who resist wearing their retainer find this out the hard way when they see how quickly their teeth relapse.
Are there other options?
Treatment options like Invisalign and Six Month Smiles are known for being efficient and comfortable, but it’s still an investment in time, money, and effort on your part. It makes sense that you should protect any investment, especially one that can have such a beautiful impact on your appearance.
We understand that wearing a retainer every night can seem like a chore, but there’s really no choice when you consider the alternative. Please contact Temple Dental Trails for more information or if you have questions about orthodontic treatment in Temple, TX.