In sports, athletes are often told to follow through whether they are swinging a bat, shooting a ball, or throwing something. In orthodontics, the follow-through is even more important since it determines how long you can keep your new smile.They're Permanent and no one will ever see them Read Transcript
Here at Orthodontic Alliances, we are big believers in what we like to call invisible retainers, and they are our retainers of choice. So, these are also known as permanent or bonded retainers, and they're really just little metal wires that are custom-fitted to the back sides of your front teeth of both jaws and glued into place to keep your teeth bridged together as one unit.
But the real beauty of these permanent glued and bonded retainers, you never have to worry about, unlike our removable retainer, whether you're wearing your retainer enough or worse yet, where was the last place that you left it? And as the name implies, invisible retainers are just that – invisible, so you can't see the wire every time you smile. Unlike old-school, removable retainers that when you wear them, every time you smile, you see a big, thick, steel wire instead of the brand-new smile that we just worked to establish for you.
To help you with your follow-through, we offer bonded invisible retainers in Portage, IN so you can:
- Enjoy your straight smile for life
- Prevent your teeth from moving back to where they started
- Stop worrying that you might lose your retainer
Don’t take chances with your new smile. After you straighten your teeth, choose retainers that keep things where they should be. Call Orthodontic Alliances at 219-841-7795 to find out more.
Finish the Job to Keep Your Straight Teeth
After you spent a year or more wearing braces or a series of Invisalign aligners, the last thing you want is for your teeth to relapse. This is when your teeth start moving back toward their original positions.
To finish the work you started, you have to hold your teeth in their new places for a time to prevent any regression. Our retainers are bonded to your teeth, so you can’t take them out. If you can’t remove the retainer, you won’t leave it somewhere or forget to put it back in (this is especially the case for teenagers!). When your retainer is bonded to your teeth, you also leave it on for as long as you need it.
Some people don’t put wire retainers back in simply because of how they look. By wearing one of our fixed retainers, you will get the cosmetic benefits it provides. In addition to securing your beautiful new smile, retainers can help with speech and breathing.
Our team at Orthodontic Alliances can help you create a new, straight smile. Then, we’ll help you keep it with our invisible retainers. In Portage, IN, call 219-841-7795 to make an appointment with us.