The vast majority of people who receive orthodontic treatment will need to wear a retainer after their teeth are straightened and the orthodontia is removed.
These devices are custom made for your smile and typically involve metal wires and plastic—it might sound uncomfortable, but since it’s made for your unique smile, retainers are comfortable when worn properly!
However, many people don’t realize that they need to wear their retainer for much longer than expected. Depending on your unique case, most orthodontists recommend wearing these devices full-time for approximately one year after your orthodontic treatment is complete.
But do you need to wear your retainer forever? The answer may surprise you.
Read the full article here: Do I Really Need to Wear My Retainer Forever? (And Why)
Dr. Mazhari is an Alexandria General Dentist with advanced training in treating TMJ pain, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea , Sleep Breathing Disorder, placing Dental Implants, restoring Dental Implants , Orthodontic Treatment using clear aligners Invisalign, placing Lumineers , and Cosmetic Dentistry, and is known for her compassionate, caring manner and comprehensive approach to dental care. She strives to build a lasting relationship built on patient focused dentistry and mutual trust.