4 Different Types Of Dental Retainers

People who have undergone orthodontic treatment know that to maintain the aesthetics and alignment of the teeth, as well as the bite, it is necessary to know the types of dental retainers and use a retainer to give continuity to the treatment .

What are retainers

After orthodontic treatment, the teeth may be a little loose and the gums sensitive, making it possible for them to move and return to the position they were in.

What is the function of retainers?

When we shed our baby teeth or as we get older, the teeth tend to move naturally. Therefore, some opt for orthodontic treatment.

Different types of dental retainer

Fixed retainer Also called permanent retainers, these are fixed by means of a wire to the teeth. They are commonly used on the lower teeth as an option for those who forget to wear their retainer at risk of relapse (such as children).

Removable retainer These retainers can be made of plastic or metal, are usually worn at night, and can be removed at any time.

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