When you have braces it is extremely important that you always have retainers fitted after they are taken off. At our practice we always double up on retention with both the fixed retainers (behind your teeth) and the removable retainers to be worn at night time only.
This offers the best of both world as you will always have retainers on indefinitely and then you will have added retention at night which will help keep your teeth in place.
One of the most common issues with the removable retainers is people accidentally misplacing them or not wearing them every night. Lost retainers do need to be replaced as they do help to keep your teeth in their straight position. If your not wearing them consistently every night you might start to notice over a period of time they don’t fit as well as they used to (this could be a sign of your teeth moving back)
Why Do I Need Retainers?
Unfortunately it is very natural for your teeth to want to move back to their original crooked position, and without proper retention, this can easily happen. How fast your teeth moves will vary from person to person so there is no definitive time frame. If you are worried about your teeth it is always best to go see your dentist for advice. We find giving fixed and removable retainers gives the best results as it means there will never be any time without having retainers on.
New Removable Retainers
If you have lost or broken your removable retainers we are able to replace them. Our prices per arch is £95. The first appointment will be to take impressions of your mouth which will then be sent to our lab for the retainers to be made. The next appointment will be for you to collect them.
To find out more information please do not hesitate to call us.