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Will I Need Retainers?

retainerMost of us want to keep our straight bright smile after we’ve had a successful dental treatment. As a result, many of us question if the results of dental treatment will be long-lasting. Many of us also wonder if there will be additional measures we will need to take to maintain our straight smiles such as wearing retainers. The short answer is yes. There are measures you can and should take to retain your straight smile. However, you have several options when it comes to this. 

What Are Retainers?

Retainers keep teeth from shifting back into their former positions. This is a necessity because as we grow and age our teeth do too. These devices help preserve your teeth’s position by resisting the natural movement of teeth that comes with age. Fortunately, there are different types that you can choose from.  Dr. Vaysman, Dr. Basir, and Dr. Jahn’Shahi of Upper East Side Orthodontics understand patient concerns when it comes to maintaining straight teeth. This is why they are committed to educating patients on their options. 

What Are My Options?

Fortunately, you have a variety of different options when it comes to retainers. Patients can choose between fixed and removable types. Removable options can be removed by the patient, while fixed types are placed on the teeth by the dentist and can only be removed by the dentist. However, patients can choose between several options with both fixed and removable retainers.

More questions about retainers?

Please contact our offices with your questions and concerns about retainers. We will be happy to provide you with options based on your specific needs and goals.  The orthodontists of Upper East Side Orthodontics are New York, NY orthodontists that are dedicated to helping patients maintain a straight beautiful smile.