Do I need to wear a retainer after Six Month Smiles treatment?
In order to maintain results, you will need to wear some type of retainer after Six Month Smiles treatment. There is virtually no orthodontic treatment that does not require a retainer to keep your teeth in the desired position.
Whether you are aware of it or not, your teeth are always moving to some extent. If you’ve ever had a tooth removed and not had it replaced, you probably notice that adjacent teeth have filled the empty space.
What you’re seeing it the natural movement of your teeth. In regards to having your teeth straightened with Six Month Smiles, we can effectively move your teeth into a desirable position. However, to keep this alignment, a retainer does need to be worn.
Wearing a retainer may seem like a hassle, but you should simply consider it part of your treatment. You invested significant time and money to achieve a smile that makes you happy, and it just makes sense to protect that investment by wearing your retainer.
As part of your treatment Six Month Smiles treatment plan, Dr. Leung will recommend an appropriate retainer that will keep your teeth in place. Please contact us for more information about Six Month Smiles and our other orthodontic treatments, like Invisalign clear aligners.