Ayar Dental

I had braces as a kid and now my teeth are moving again, why?

Orthodontic treatment near Dolls Point, NSW is not permanent on its own. When someone finishes treatment, their orthodontics provider gives them retainers to wear full time for 6 months, and then only at night for as long as you want to keep your teeth straight.

Maintain Your Straight Smile with Retainers

The only way to guarantee your teeth stay as straight as possible is by wearing your retainers. The longer you wear your retainers, the longer your teeth will stay straight. 

Why is a Retainer Necessary?Colorful retainters at dental clinic in Ramsgate NSW

Braces are designed to move your teeth slowly into the desired position, but just because they have reached that position does not mean they will stay there.

If you do not wear your retainer as recommended by your orthodontist, your teeth may begin to shift back into their original positions, undoing the work your braces accomplished. 

While wearing a retainer may seem inconvenient, it is actually vital to your orthodontic treatment, and it is much easier than going through the process of wearing braces again. 

Think of it like this: just as you must brush your teeth and floss regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong, you must follow a routine with your retainer to keep your teeth straight.

If you have noticed that your teeth are shifting after orthodontic treatment, reach out to our dental clinic for assistance. 

You have invested your time and money in straightening your teeth to create a beautiful, healthy smile. Once you have achieved straighter teeth, however, you must stay dedicated to keeping them that way! 

Contact Us for Orthodontics in Ramsgate, NSW!

At Ayar Dental, we are dedicated to helping you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile, and if you have worn braces, that means wearing a retainer as advised. If you need a retainer or braces, call Ayar Dental at (02) 9529 5278 to book your appointment with our clinic.

If you have any questions about your orthodontic treatment or dental care, please feel free to ask our knowledgeable team. We are here to help.