Why Wearing Your Retainer Is So Important

December 19, 2013

Once you’ve achieved a straighter set of teeth , it is important that you get into the right habits in order to keep them straight. Proper use of a retainer will help you maintain your newly improved teeth by preventing them from reverting back to crookedness.

As explained in this video, your teeth will naturally move back to their original positions unless they are continually corrected. Braces are used to realign your teeth, but retainers are necessary in order to maintain this realignment. Retainers can be used nightly, at will, or by bonding them behind your teeth. Orthodontists often recommend that you use a retainer full-time for six months after the removal of your braces, and then every night following that period.

If you live in New York City, stop by Seligman Orthodontics on Park Avenue to learn more about the importance of using your retainer. We specialize in retainers, Invisalign, and sports mouth guards. Call (646) 681-8516 or visit our website to learn more today.

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