retainers

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After years of orthodontic treatment, you’ll want to maintain your newly straightened teeth for the rest of your life. Once your braces come off, though, your teeth will start to shift back to their original position. To make your smile last, you will need to wear a retainer.

Read on to learn about retainers and how they work, then call us at Legacy Dentistry of Virginia for more information or a consultation.

What Are Retainers?

Retainers are specialized orthodontic devices that are used to keep your teeth in place.

After you straighten your teeth with braces, your teeth will remain in their newly straightened position for a short time. However, without something to prevent their movement, they will begin to shift back to their previous position.

To keep your teeth straight, you will need to wear a retainer at night.

Living with Your Retainer

Most retainers only need to be worn at night, but be sure to practice good oral hygiene and keep your teeth and retainer clean.

Retainers are an essential step in your overall orthodontic treatment plan. For more information and help choosing the best retainer for your orthodontic needs, contact Legacy Dentistry of Virginia at (703) 378-5600.

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