A Fixed Retainer Might Be Needed to Help Prevent Lower Teeth from Relapsing

Each of the successive adjustments performed on your braces at Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla’s orthodontic clinic served a role in gradually moving your teeth into their ideal position. Once this has been achieved, he can remove your braces. Yet this is not the end of the process.

Yet you will need to use some form of retainer for a while to ensure that your teeth remain in their ideal orientation. Without effective retention any lingering tension in your dental sockets could cause your teeth to relapse toward their old alignment.

A removable Hawley retainer is one of the more common options Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla provides for preserving the position of your upper teeth. It consists of a molded piece of acrylic that conforms to the shape of your mouth and interlocks with your teeth through series of rigid wires.

If one area of teeth required significant correction Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla might recommend installing an additional fixed retainer. This is more common for lower front teeth that were overcrowded, or needed a corrected underbite.

It is a strong metal band that Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla will install with a strong dental adhesive. It will serve to hold them in the new position while your teeth adapt to their new position.

If you are in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, and you are due to have your braces removed and you have a question, you can always call 440-243-9575 to speak to speak to a staff member at the office of Shabbir Adenwalla, DMD, MS.

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