Retainers in Worthington

Retainers in Worthington, OH

A retainer is an essential orthodontic device often used after braces to keep teeth in their new, corrected position. Retainers, usually made of plastic and metal, are custom-made to fit each patient's mouth. They hold teeth in place to prevent them from shifting back to their original positions, and maintaining the results of orthodontic treatment.

Retainers in Worthington, OH

Why should I get retainers?

Retainers play a vital role in your orthodontic journey. After the active phase of moving your teeth into their ideal positions with braces or aligners, the bone and tissues surrounding your teeth need time to stabilize. This is where retainers come in. They hold your teeth in place, allowing the surrounding structures to adjust and adapt to their new positions. Without a retainer, teeth can quickly shift back, undoing all the time, effort, and money spent on orthodontic treatment.

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Retainers are not just for post-braces care; they can also help correct minor orthodontic issues!

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The Benefits of Retainers

Maintains Orthodontic Results

After investing in orthodontic treatment, the last thing you want is for your teeth to shift back to their original position. Retainers help maintain the results achieved, ensuring that your newly straightened teeth stay in place. They are the insurance policy for your smile investment.

Helps with Minor Tooth Corrections

Aside from maintaining orthodontic results, retainers can also be used to correct minor tooth movements. For instance, if one tooth starts to shift slightly, a retainer can be used to move it back into place. This can be a cost-effective alternative to braces or aligners for minor adjustments.

May Improve Oral Health

Retainers can contribute to better oral health. Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. By keeping your teeth in their correct positions, retainers indirectly help maintain your oral hygiene.

The Retainer Treatment Process

Impressions and Measurements

The process begins with Worthington orthodontist Dr. Victoria Hutta taking precise impressions and measurements of your teeth. This step is crucial as it ensures your retainer will be a perfect fit, providing the best possible results.

Retainer Fabrication

Based on your impressions, your custom retainer will be fabricated in a dental lab. It's designed to be comfortable, durable, and effective in keeping your teeth in place.

Fitting and Instructions

Once your retainer is ready, you'll have a fitting appointment at Victoria Hutta Orthodontics. Dr. Hutta will ensure the retainer fits correctly and comfortably. She will also provide detailed instructions on how to wear and care for your retainer to ensure it serves its purpose effectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.
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