Use Of Dental Retainer?
I used to use stirrup for 2 years. but after that, I suggested that the stirrup be removed and then I let go … but for 6 months I felt my teeth began to shift again and would return to its original position. according to the doctor if I use a retainer after 6 months can it hold my teeth so as not to change position ?? thank you
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The use of braces is generally used if there are indications of problems with the teeth or jaw in order to achieve a flat tooth structure. Besides having medical indications, currently the use of braces is also used for aesthetics.
Braces are often used by orthodontists / orthodontists to improve the composition of teeth, such as teeth that are too tenuous, dental / tooth malocclusion between the upper and lower alignment, and uneven growth teeth such as growing deeper or slightly out of the jaw .
With the use of the correct braces, the tooth structure will return well. Of course this requires time that is not short, the average time that is often needed for the installation of braces between 1-3 years, but some people can be longer than that time depending on the conditions and abnormalities that occur in the teeth. After the installation of braces is complete, it is recommended to install a retainer / tooth brace.
The function of this retainer is to hold a neat arrangement of teeth so that its position does not change. Retainer types are permanent and removable. Generally the use of this retainer is used within a period of 6 months after the braces are removed so that the position of the teeth can be maintained.
The use of retainer can be considered if you feel the shape of your teeth back as before or not neat. But before using it, you should first consult with your dentist. The doctor will conduct a direct examination to assess the condition of the tooth structure, and provide appropriate treatment options in accordance with the results of the examination carried out.
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