Retainers | Braces Treatment In Melbourne | Modern Orthodontics

Keeping your
teeth straight

Keep your teeth in position

After spending time and money to achieve your perfectly straight smile, you will want to keep it. We want you to as well! So we have a final step in your treatment process. It’s called retention. 

The last phase of treatment

Many patients believe once their braces or aligners have moved their teeth into position and been removed, their teeth will stay straight, but this isn’t always the case. It can take a little while for your teeth to settle into their new position and while they do, it’s important you wear a retainer. 

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What is a retainer?

There are two types of retainers:

  • Removable retainer: This retainer looks like a mouthguard or an Invisalign aligner and is custom-made to fit over your teeth. It is removable, so you can take it out to eat, brush and floss, but ideally you’ll need to wear it 24 hours a day for the first three months. After this time, it’s fine just to wear it at night.
  • Fixed retainer: This retainer consists of a small metal wire which is fixed to the back surface of your teeth. This keeps them in place but remains invisible. No-one will be able to see it and after a while you’ll forget it’s even there as you enjoy your ‘new’ life with straight teeth.

To find out more about this last, but very important, stage of your orthodontic treatment journey, give the Modern Orthodontics team a call today.

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