In these types of treatments, adult teeth have been moved into another position many years after growth and development. Hence there is often a higher chance of the teeth trying to move back into their original position after treatment of any kind.
We Recommend that Adults Continue with Retainer Treatment
The type and nature of the retainer often depend on the individual case and the extent of movement required, so each prescription is different. Our dentists in Hertfordshire will analyse what treatment course is best for you.
There are essentially two types of retainers:
- Fixed Retainers: This is like a thin wire (or chain) that connects to the inside of the front teeth of the arch treated with orthodontics. It is entirely invisible, and other people are not able to see it in your mouth. The retainer should remain there indefinitely.
- Removable Retainers: This is made of a tough plastic material and is often worn at night. It trains the musculature of the face to the new position and alignment of the teeth. This treatment is often short term. However, it is also prescriptive to the individual case.
We have patients who come from all over the home counties including Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Buckinghamshire to have braces fitted.