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Once the active period is completed, your braces are removed. The next step is called retention. Retainers are utilised to hold your teeth in their new position until your bone, gums, and muscles adapt to the new teeth positions. You must wear your retainer as instructed, otherwise your teeth may move toward their original positions and the benefit of wearing your braces will be lost.
The retention period is an important part of your overall treatment and should not be neglected. Remember to wear them in your mouth, not in your pocket. Retainers work when you follow our instructions:
How to clean your retainer?
Soak them in denture cleaner while they are out of your mouth. Rinse well after soaking. Don’t use toothpaste on them! If you ever feel the need to disinfect your retainers, do not boil them. This will change their shape, and they will no longer fit in your mouth.
Types of retainer
A) Hawley retainers:
This type of retainer has the added benefit of being adjustable so that minor tooth movement is possible.
glued to the back of your teeth. It is a thin wire that usually is placed from canine to canine. It cannot be seen when you smile or talk. In fact, most people forget it is there.