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Performed by Orthodontist
Prevents Teeth Movement
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Your braces hold your teeth in their proper positions during your orthodontic treatment. Following their removal, the gum's stretched elastic fibres attempt to pull the teeth back into place; this is known as a "orthodontic relapse." These fibres don't quit yanking on the teeth for a while. Even after treatment is complete, teeth may migrate due to the jaws' continued development. Therefore, it's crucial to wear your retainers as directed by your orthodontist, since failing to do so might result in your teeth returning to their original positions. Following the removal of your braces, you are most at risk of relapsing; nevertheless, as time passes, your teeth will start to stabilise. This does not imply that you may quit using your retainer after a short period of time. Retainers are a lifetime commitment to ensure that your teeth stay in place. Removable retainers cover every tooth on both the upper and lower arch and are constructed of a transparent, durable plastic. They fit over your teeth to hold them steady, like a thin, translucent gumshield. Your detachable retainers will be manufactured specifically for you and will fit properly. We take imprints of your teeth when we remove your braces. We fit your retainers the same day that your braces are taken off in order to reduce any tooth movement. You will be advised by your orthodontist or orthodontic therapist as to how frequently you should wear your detachable retainers; typically, you will only need to wear them at night. They do have a propensity to vanish, so keep them secure while not in use.
Types of Removal Retainer
You can insert and remove this kind of retainer as needed. It is advised that you use your retainer as often as possible. The one exception is during eating and using the bathroom or flossing. Sometimes, just using them at night is advised. Make sure you talk about the suggested usage with your dentist or orthodontist. Depending on the usage, removable retainers will either be a clear tray or have a wire front.
Advantages of Removable Retainers
The benefits of Removable Retainers The ability to remove and re-insert a detachable retainer is a benefit. As a result, brushing and flossing your teeth are considerably simpler, and you may remove the device from your mouth as necessary.
Disadvantages of Removable Retainers
The Drawbacks of Removable Retainers For the retainer to work, you have to wear it. A patient's teeth may be more prone to moving over time if they don't wear their retainer for the advised period of time. When you put your retainer back in, it could occasionally feel tight or painful if you don't use it often.
How to wear Removal Retainer
Start by placing the retainer over your front teeth while installing it. The retainer will then click into place after you apply pressure with your hands to the tops of your left and right molars (back teeth). Although it can be tempting, try to resist biting your retainer into place. Biting down on the retainer may damage it and reduce its durability.
Types of Removal Retainers
Hawley retainers are made to fit your mouth by moulding acrylic to it. The retainer is held in place by a wire that is included in them. Removable retainers of this kind are simple to clean. Essix, Vivera, or transparent aligners are a few names for clear plastic retainers. These virtually undetectable retainers go over your teeth. They aren't as strong as Hawley retainers, but they are simple to take out. Permanent retainers are another name for fixed, or bonded, retainers. Actually, they are fastened to your lower front teeth. If your teeth are at a high danger of shifting, they are used. Such a retainer cannot be taken out. It's often implemented for weeks, months, or even years.
Precautions for Cleaning Retainers
To clean your Hawley or clear plastic retainer: As soon as you take your retainer out of your mouth, while it's still moist, make sure to clean it. This will allow clearing away any debris before it hardens easier. After every meal, rinse your retainer with warm water. Brushing your teeth at this time is a smart idea. Mix lukewarm water and mild dish soap for a deeper clean; avoid using toothpaste since it might harm the retainer's surface because it is rough. Plaque and other debris may be carefully scrubbed away with a soft toothbrush or denture brush. To reach the clear plastic retainers' deepest ridges and grooves, if required, use a cotton swab. Inquire with your dentist if you may soak your retainer in Polident or Efferdent, a cleanser for dentures or retainers. If they advise soaking, combine one cleaning tablet with a cup of warm water and follow the timing recommendations on the box. Glued or fixed retainers As a result of their attachment to your teeth, these retainers require daily flossing to stay clean. Although this method may initially appear frightening, you'll soon get the hang of it. The best way to clean a permanent retainer is as follows: Utilizing a floss threader, thread a 6-inch piece of floss between your two lower front teeth. With your fingers on one end of the floss, hold the other end with the threader. Simply run the floss up and down between the teeth all the way to the gum line once you've gotten it under the retainer wire. If feasible, the floss should be softly inserted below the gum line. To clean the next region, slide the floss sideways. When it is in between your teeth, pull it down. For each tooth that is connected to your permanent retainer, repeat this procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions about Removable Retainers
Important things to note
Multiple visits may be required
Not covered by any insurance in India
Lab tests or imaging may be required
No special precautions before the treatment
Special precautions after the treatment