A retainer is an orthodontic appliance that holds the teeth in their new position. It’s custom-made for each patient and no two retainers are the same. Removable retainers are typically made of a plastic body that sits on either the roof of the mouth in a top retainer or tongue side of the mouth in a bottom retainer. A wire is attached to the plastic that wraps around the front of the teeth and gently keeps them in alignment. Sometimes fixed retainers are used, which consist of a thin wire bonded to the backside of the teeth.
When you get your braces off, Wise Braces will have a retainer created just for you. Dr. Proano Wise will give you detailed instructions on how to wear your retainer and for how long. Every patient is different. In some instances, you’ll need to wear it for about four hours a day for the first few months, then at night only for about two years and finally just a few nights a week. More complex cases, may require longer retainer use. Though your teeth may be sore for the first few days after wearing your new retainer, this subsides and you’ll barely notice it’s in (unless you skip multiple days!).
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