Only braces will not help correct misaligned teeth. You would need to use retainers to ensure that braces give you best results. Now, when it comes to these retainers, you’d find that there are a lot of options. With the help of your dentist, you could choose from a lot of options, but one of the most popular kind is a clear retainer, which is a thin clear plastic plate similar in construction to a small mouth guard.
The clear retainer is worn roughly 12 hours per day, ideally when you are sleeping. Their purpose is to retain your teeth in their current position after the braces are removed. The longer you wear your retainer for, the less likely are your teeth to move out of their corrected position.
This retainer is usually worn for approximately three years until the wisdom teeth have been removed but some patients continue to wear them for years after the completion of their orthodontic treatment, to ensure their teeth stay straight.
Clear retainers are one of the most popular choices adults make, since they’re less noticeable than other alternatives. The portion of the retainer made of plastic is a porous material that can be discolored or develop an ill smelling odour, hence it is advisable to keep your appliance clean and fresh for it to last as long as your orthodontist recommends for, it gives a more comfortable experience on a daily basis.
We at Al Sawai, offer retainers of all kinds for our patients after they are done with their orthodontic treatment. You can book an appointment or visit us at our medical centre for a consult to know more about these retainers.