Do I need a retainer after braces?

When your orthodontic treatment is completed, you will be given a retainer to wear. Retainer is a crucial part of maintaining your beautiful smile. Teeth have a tendency to move all your life and retainers will keep your teeth in their ideal position and prevent them from shifting around. Most patients will receive a fixed retainer for the bottom teeth and a removable retainer for the top teeth. Some patients will have a removable retainer for both top and bottom teeth. Your orthodontist, Dr. Sepi Torkan will review your treatment and your original tooth position to determine which type of retainer will work best for you. In this video, we will review two most common orthodontic retainers.


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