TAKE YOUR RETAINER SERIOUSLY!

October 26, 2023

The success of any major undertaking entails dedication, perseverance and due diligence. The success of orthodontic treatment—whether it involves metal braces, clear braces or invisible aligners—requires the same diehard commitment. 

At the office of Ortho Inc., our top priority is to provide dental healthcare solutions that best suit your child’s needs. We want to make sure that he or she can enjoy healthy, attractive and well-functioning permanent teeth that will last a lifetime. By starting orthodontic care early, our knowledgeable and caring professionals ensure that your child’s oral health is in the best hands. 

Your orthodontic treatment isn’t complete after your braces are removed or your invisible aligners have completed their mission. A youngster’s jawbones are still pliable, so there’s a natural “settling in” period as you get used to the manners in which you speak, swallow, chew and bite—all of which place physical pressure on your teeth. 

Retainers keep teeth in their new arrangements while the surrounding bone tissue rebuilds and stabilizes the new pattern. This can take quite a while. Some people must wear their retainers for a few years because the bone that keeps them in place repeatedly fragments and rebuilds itself. 

If you don’t wear your retainer as strictly as instructed, your straight teeth could very well revert to their original misaligned places. When that happens, all of the precious time, effort, patience and financial investment you put into them will have been a waste. You and the orthodontist will be hugely disappointed. You don’t want to even imagine how your parents will react! 

Conclusion: Wear your retainer exactly as your orthodontist directed, and comply with follow-up visits.

We at the office of Ortho Inc. are committed to offering the highest quality of orthodontic care. Our professionals will examine every aspect of the alignment of your child’s teeth and discuss with you every treatment option. Properly aligned teeth do wonders for anyone’s smile and oral health. For more information about our many services, please contact us today.