Orthodontic Fact #1 – Almost 25% of patients that wore braces had to get them again after treatment because they failed to wear retainers as they were advised
Orthodontic care is a significant, yet critically important investment in the oral care of your son or daughter. Not only do they ease the discomfort that many individuals feel when their teeth are out of alignment, but they also create that beautiful smile that children and teens alike crave. As your orthodontist has likely informed you, however, treatment does not end when the braces come off. Constant care is required to keep the teeth healthy and strong, and this begins with wearing retainers exactly as advised.
Everyone Needs Retainers
It does not matter if you opted for invisalign or more the more traditional style of braces with your orthodontist began treatment, retainers will likely be needed for some time after the process is complete. As not every individual is the same, after treatment options vary by patient, so you will want to focus on the specific instructions given by your child’s orthodontist to make certain that retainers are worn correct and for the proper duration.
Throughout the process, you will not want to miss any regularly scheduled appointments, and this includes those that opted for an invisalign option. It is important to receive these checkups just to gauge whether or not there has been any substantial movement in the teeth. If there has, then there are certain corrective actions that can be taken to minimize the risk that your son or daughter will need to go through the entire process once again.
Do not be one of the 25 percent. Follow through with the complete realm of orthodontic treatment and make sure that retainers are worn exactly as advised. This will protect your investment, and keep your son or daughters smile looking great for years to come.
If you are concerned about the health of your teeth or the appearance of your smile, you should make an appointment with one of our experienced orthodontists as soon as possible at Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics.