Once your dentist has finished straightening your teeth, the retention phase of your treatment will begin. During this phase, you will be required to wear some type of dental retainers. This is true no matter what kind of braces or orthodontic system was used.
Types Of Orthodontic Retainers:
There are generally two kinds of dental retainers, Removable and Fixed. And as their names imply, they differ by way of the fact that they are either permanently attached (bonded) to your teeth, or else just worn according to your dentist's instructions.
1. Permanent (Fixed,Bonded) Retainers A permanent retainer is a wire that is bonded to the inside surface of the lower front teeth and provides full time retention. Once permanent retainers are put in, you don't have to worry about them anymore! No remembering where you put them or packing them with you on trips- they're always there.There is less of a chance of your teeth migrating back to the previous positions because they are held in place 100% of the time. Since they are glued to the back of your teeth, they aren't visible at all from the outside. In pictures and day-to-day interactions, all people will notice your beautiful smile!
2. Removable Retainers Removable retainers are simple to use. They are formed to fit directly into your mouth and we do our best to make them as comfortable as possible for you to wear. Your orthodontist or orthodontic therapist will advise you on how often you need to wear your removable retainers, but in most cases you'll only need to wear them at night.However, a removable retainer can easily be forgotten at times, and this means you won't be taking full advantage of teeth retention.