When teeth have been moved orthodontically they have a natural tendency to return to their original positions. This is called relapse. Retainers are used to hold your teeth in their new position and prevent relapse. Wearing a retainer is a vital part of your treatment. This is your insurance policy for your investment in your braces. It is important that you return to our orthodontic practice as scheduled so we can advise you on how often to wear your retainer.
Always bring your retainer with you to appointments - ideally in your mouth!
These can be clear plastic or coloured hard plastic with wire. The orthodontist will advise you on how to wear these retainers to best protect your new smile.
Remember, the retainer only works if it is worn properly. If the wire, glue, or removable retainers feel different or break; call the practice on (03) 5831 1282 for an appointment.
Where possible, we place a fixed retainer on the lower teeth. This is called a lingual bond.
This requires a wire to be bonded on the inside of the lower front teeth.
Choose our specialist orthodontists to expertly care for your individual smile.
128 Nixon St
Shepparton Vic 3630 AU
Goulburn Valley Orthodontics is located in Shepparton and specilises in orthodontic treatment for a beautiful smile - Family orientated
Dr Rob Mayne
Dr Ros Mayne
Dr Adam Chen
Dr Alan Tran