Just because your braces are off doesn’t mean your orthodontic treatment is over. You went through a lot of work to achieve this smile and now it is time to make sure we maintain it. According to research, only 33% of individuals will have their teeth stay relatively straight after the orthodontic appliances are removed if retainers are not used long term. For the other 66% of patients, the relapse in crooked teeth, a deep bite, or spacing will be moderate or even severe. Typically, the teeth will move towards their original crooked and un-aesthetic position. Don’t let this happen!
Not everything is doom and gloom, though. Everyone can maintain that Hollywood smile for the rest of their life if they so desire. Dr. Ben McDowell will identify the best methods to keep your teeth straight and will prescribe the retention appliances that will work best for you and your individual circumstances. Our orthodontist will continue to see you over a 2-year period and will help you make needed adjustments to enhance the stability of your orthodontic result. Potential retention appliances include clear plastic retainers, acrylic Hawley retainers, or permanently glued-in retainers that fit on the back side of your teeth or any combination of the three.
We invite you to contact Payson Orthodontics today to schedule a consultation and learn if a retainer in Payson, Arizona, is right for you.
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