Orthodontic treatment is an investment and after your braces are removed, you’ll need to protect your investment by keeping your teeth in place with a retainer. A retainer is a piece of plastic and metal that is custom-made for your mouth only. It’s important to wear your retainer because shifting will occur naturally. Dr. Nick M. Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts may suggest different retainer options based on your preference.
There are two types of retainers available – fixed and removable. Removable retainers are usually a combination of wire going across the front of the lower or upper front teeth and held in place with acrylic material and hooks. A more appealing and comfortable alternative may be a clear plastic retainer. A more permanent option is a fixed retainer in which a wire will be bonded across the back of the teeth with cement. Depending on your lifestyle, Dr. Nick M. Mobilia can discuss different retainer options with you during a consultation.
If you have questions about orthodontic treatment or aftercare options, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.