Retainers

Retainers

At Village Orthodontics, we offer retainers, custom-made devices that help to maintain the position of your teeth after orthodontic treatment. Our orthodontist in Zionsville, IN, will prescribe one after your braces are removed or when your Invisalign treatment is complete. This is because after your braces come off or your Invisalign treatment ends, your teeth are still vulnerable to movement. Wearing a retainer will help keep your teeth in their new position while your bones and gums adjust to their new alignment. Failure to wear your retainer as prescribed may cause your teeth to return to their original positions. 

Types of Retainers

Hawley Retainer

This removable retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the front teeth and keeps them from shifting. It is made from a combination of plastic and metal, and it is customized to fit your mouth. This type of retainer is durable and easy to clean. 

Clear Plastic Retainer

This retainer is made from clear plastic that is molded to the shape of your teeth. It can be removed for eating and cleaning, but it should be worn at night to keep your teeth in their new position. 

Fixed Retainer

A fixed retainer consists of wires bonded to the backside of your teeth. These retainers are permanently attached to your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about losing or forgetting to wear them. 

Essix Retainer

An Essix retainer is a clear, thin piece of plastic that fits over your teeth like a mouthguard. It is virtually invisible, making it a popular choice for adults who want to keep their treatment discreet. 

The Benefits of Wearing Retainers

Preserve Orthodontic Results

One of the primary benefits of retainers in Zionsville, IN, is that they help preserve the results achieved through orthodontic treatment, such as braces or clear aligners. After months or even years of therapy to correct misaligned teeth, retainers prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original positions. This ensures that the investment in orthodontic treatment is maintained. 

Prevent Relapse

Teeth naturally shift over time, especially in the months immediately following orthodontic treatment. Retainers safeguard against relapse as they hold the teeth in their corrected positions. This minimizes the need for additional orthodontic work in the future. 

Enhance Oral Function

Retainers can improve oral function by ensuring that teeth are correctly aligned. This can aid in more effective chewing and speaking, as well as reduce the risk of issues like bruxism or TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. 

Customized to Fit

Retainers are custom made to fit the patient’s unique dental structure. This ensures a snug fit and maximum effectiveness in maintaining tooth alignment. Customization also contributes to patient comfort and satisfaction. 

Retainers play a crucial role in the post-orthodontic phase, ensuring that the alignment achieved during orthodontic treatment is maintained over the long term. To learn more about the benefits of retainers, visit the Village Orthodontics office nearest you at 95 E Oak St STE B, Zionsville, IN 46077, or 1911 N Lebanon St, Lebanon, IN 46052, or call (317) 873-6927.

Locations

1911 N Lebanon St, Lebanon, IN 46052

Phone: (317) 873-6927

Email: info@drnicholson.com

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95 E Oak St STE B, Zionsville, IN 46077

Phone: (317) 873-6927

Email: info@drnicholson.com

  • MON - WED8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • THU7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • FRI - SUNClosed
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