Retention, i.e. maintaining the treatment result
After orthodontic treatment, the teeth recede. To prevent this, lifelong retention is necessary. There are transparent retention aligners to keep the result. Read more here.
A retainer or a wire behind the teeth is not suitable for retention. Since the tooth map is extended throughout, it is necessary to maintain the new position of all teeth. The retainer is fixed only on six front teeth. There is also a big risk that the retainer will break or deform, so the desired result will quickly dissapear.
Retention aligner info!
2. The aligner must be picked up at the appointed time. Later, the aligner may not fit, and a new device will cost.
7. Due to smoking and drinks containing pigments, the color of the aligner may change.
9. Avoid toothpaste that deposits on the aligner. Avoid boiling water.
10. Use a box to store the aligner. Dogs are very attracted to orthodontic appliances and will chew them to pieces. Keep your device in a place where the dog cannot reach it.