The Importance of Retainers
After you have orthodontics, you will be given a retainer to wear. In some cases, you may be required to wear it during the day as well as during the night for a period of time; after that period, you will need to wear it at night. The retainer is a device that keeps your teeth from moving out of perfect alignment and is a necessary part of treatment. Many patients who previously had braces and who come to Belle Meade Family Dentistry to revisit the possibility of orthodontics did not wear their retainers, which is why their teeth shifted out of position. If you have any concerns about your retainer, or your retainer does not seem to fit properly, let us know immediately.