Orthodontic Retainers in Milton – 905.875.1006
The Smile Smile dental clinic in Milton offers patients with complete orthodontic care and post-treatment retainers.
Our patients are given retainers upon completion of their orthodontic treatment and removal of their braces. Despite the successful completion of an orthodontic treatment, a retainer is needed to hold the new position of the patient’s teeth.
It takes time for the tissues and bone around your teeth to conform to the new alignment of your teeth. The retainer will ensure that this position is held in place for as long as it needs to be.
The length of time a patient is required to wear retainers will depend on the extent of the treatment and the risk of relapse. If a patient decides not to wear one after their treatment – it could potentially cause their teeth to move back into their original position.
There are two types offered by our dental clinic – fixed and removable retainers.
A fixed retainer consists of a wire that is cemented behind your upper or lower teeth. To help maintain the alignment, patients are required to have the wire fixed to their teeth forever. In maintaining good oral hygiene, we’ll recommend and show you ways to properly floss with the wire in place.
With a fixed option, our patients are able to go about their day without having to worry about forgetting to wear their removable retainers.
A removable retainer is an acrylic device with hooks and clamps that is custom made using a model of your mouth. It fits perfectly at the roof or bottom of your mouth, keeping the position of your newly aligned teeth.
With a removable option, it’s easier to keep clean as you can avoid getting food stuck in them. It is also easier to brush and floss when you can have your retainers removed. When eating, it is a common mistake to have your retainers wrapped in a paper towel – which later might be thrown out! Keep your retainers in a dedicated box or location and clean them before use.
For more information on our orthodontic treatment and retainers in Milton, please call us today at 905-875-1006.