Orthodontic braces gradually correct the alignment of your teeth from the progressive tension applied during each of your adjustment appointments with Dr. Ben Frandsen. Once your braces have fully corrected the alignment of your teeth, Dr. Ben Frandsen can uninstall the orthodontic components.
Yet you will need to use some form of retainer for a while to ensure that your teeth remain in their ideal orientation. Without effective retention, any lingering tension in your dental sockets could cause your teeth to relapse toward their old alignment.
A removable Hawley retainer is one of the more common options for preserving the position of your upper teeth. This is a molded acrylic mouth pieces that conforms to the shape of your mouth and interlocks with your teeth through series of durable wires.
If your braces need a significant amount of correction to one specific area, Dr. Ben Frandsen might recommend installing an additional fixed retainer. This is more common for lower front teeth or if your braces were needed to correct a significant overcrowding issue.
It is a strong metal band will be cemented in place behind your teeth in critical locations. This will serve to hold them in the new position while your teeth adapt to their new position. If you are in Orem, Utah, and you have any questions about retainers, you can always call 801-921-6114 to speak to speak to a staff member at Frandsen Orthodontics.