After your braces are removed, you will enter the retention phase of your orthodontic treatment. Our dentist and orthodontic specialist will provide you with a retainer to retain your new dental structure until the gums and bone have adapted. Dr. Lawrence Wu and Dr. Rosie Matin will determine which retainer best suits your needs and how long it needs to be worn. Call 408-266-2800 today if you have any questions about orthodontic retainers in San Jose, California, or would like to schedule an appointment with our dentist.
A retainer is a custom-made oral appliance often used to maintain the alignment of your teeth after orthodontic treatment. If you have finished your orthodontic treatment, such as braces, our dentist may recommend a retainer to keep your smile properly aligned. As you age, your teeth tend to shift; the retainer ensures that your teeth remain in correct alignment for optimal oral health, functionality, and appearance. There are three main types of retainers available:
Our dentist will help you determine whether you need a retainer after your orthodontic treatment. For more information, we welcome you to call us today!