Retainers hold your teeth in their new positions while bone grows to hold them steady.
Also, as we get older everything, including our teeth, undergoes slow gradual change. Following Dr Barber’s instructions carefully and correctly wearing your retainer will keep these changes to a minimum.
The two main types of retainers we use are:
Bonded retainers are the most common retainers to be used for the lower teeth. It is glued to the back of the lower six front teeth and can be left permanently in place to ensure teeth do not move.
Clear retainers are the most common retainer for the upper teeth. It is usually worn 12 hours/day (primarily while sleeping) to ensure teeth do not move.
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