Retainers are used at the end of orthodontic treatment to ensure your teeth do not suffer an orthodontic relapse, which is when the teeth start to move back to their original crooked position. After spending your money and time straightening your teeth, protecting your investment by wearing your retainers is vital.
Can retainers be used to straighten relapsed teeth?
Unfortunately, if your teeth have relapsed and started to move back to their original crooked position, then retainers will not be able to move them back to a straight position, as retainers have been designed to retain teeth in their straightened position.
How can I stop my teeth from relapsing?
Here at Ascent Dental Care, we offer bonded and removable retainers at the end of our orthodontic treatments. The bonded retainers are a permanent retainer at the backs of the teeth, so they are hidden and completely discrete but will always be in place to hold your teeth. The removable retainers are an added extra form of protection that we recommend to our patients to wear at night-time.
Help, my teeth are crooked again!
If your teeth have unfortunately moved back to a crooked position again, we would recommend you book a FREE consultation so we can examine your teeth and discuss the suitable options to straighten your smile again. The longer your teeth are left relapsing, the longer it can take to re-correct your teeth, which can also increase the price of treatment.
What type of braces can be used to straighten my teeth?
We offer an extensive range of braces that can be used to straighten your teeth. Depending on your exact case, the most suitable braces will vary. Some of the teeth straightening appliances we offer include:
- 6 Month Braces
- Damon Braces
- Lingual Braces
- Invisalign and many more