With the expansion, Schacher Orthodontics patients now have more access to reliable and comfortable methods of dental correction stabilization once their orthodontic appliances are removed. Removal retainers are also the preferred option of many dental practices, as they prevent issues associated with permanent retainers.
More details can be found at https://www.myorthodontist.ca/retainers
Depending on their budget, patients can opt for a traditional wire-and-plastic Hawley retainer or one of the new clear plastic retainers. Both options do the same job, but in the case of the clear plastic retainer, it is much less noticeable when worn.
According to Schacher Orthodontics, it no longer recommends fixed retainers due to the gum problems they can cause and the challenges they present when brushing and flossing. They recommend that patients with a fixed retainer consider replacing it with a removable one.
“We used to use this type of retainer however with the advancement in orthodontic retention and the new clear plastic retainers, this type of retainer is not recommended by our office,” the practice stated on its website, adding that they should be worn indefinitely until the desired correction is achieved.
Studies show that as many as 25% of all retainer wearers don’t use the devices as directed. This can be for any number of reasons, but usually, it has to do with discomfort, aesthetics, or functionality.
Schacher Orthodontics said that removable retainers address many of these issues, as they can be removed easily when one is brushing or flossing. It, however, advised that wearing removable retainers comes with responsibilities, such as adhering to periodic checkups and replacements when the material gets worn out.
“I had braces when I was a child but I didn’t wear my retainer and as a result, my teeth started to shift again,” said a satisfied patient. “Now, a few months removed from my second spell with braces, I wear my retainer every day. Schacher Orthodontics makes them discreet and unobtrusive so I’m way less self-conscious about wearing them as an adult. I can’t thank them enough.”
About Schacher Orthodontics
Schacher Orthodontics has been providing families with orthodontic services for over 40 years. In addition to their Brantford office, they also have offices in Hamilton East and Simcoe.
Interested parties can find more information at https://www.myorthodontist.ca/retainers
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