Orthodontic Retainers Oxnard, CA
A retainer is an orthodontic appliance used to maintain/retain your post-orthodontic occlusion. Without a retainer, your teeth would quickly start shifting back into their original positions. Such a shift would be detrimental to your oral health and a waste of the time and money you invested in your treatment.
Your Oxnard orthodontist will help you determine which retainer is best for your needs.
What Is an Orthodontic Retainer?
A retainer is an appliance that fits around your upper or lower teeth. It keeps your teeth from shifting after orthodontic treatment in Oxnard. It is crucial to wear your retainer 24/7 for the first six to 12 months because, during this time, your teeth are more likely to shift. Your retainer will prevent this relapse from occurring.