How to maintain your tooth alignment following orthodontic treatment
In order to maintain the alignment of your teeth achieved by your orthodontic treatment, clear retainers are manufactured at the completion of your orthodontic treatment. Dr Kandasamy will prescribe the duration of wear for these retainers as required by your individual orthodontic needs. Generally, there will be a period of full time wear followed by night time only wear for a period of up to 24-36 months. After this period, the retainer wear can gradually be reduced to 4-5 nights per week indefinitely. Teeth move throughout your lifetime as part of the natural aging process, and as a result, a lifetime of good retainer wear will ensure a lifetime of straight teeth. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainer wear, so follow through with the hard work we have all put in so far.