No matter what your needs are, we are dedicated to improving your oral health in the most comfortable and effective, affordable manner. When you are nearing completion of your orthodontic treatment, or getting your braces off soon, our dentist will talk to you closely about fitting you for a retainer. The traditional retainers that we provide at Moorpark Smiles Dental have been time-tested and proven to be effective, comfortable, and satisfactory.
Designed to keep your teeth in alignment, the wire of traditional retainers wraps around the front surface of your smile. They are usually made with metal and acrylic, are removable, and worn 24/7 when your orthodontic wear is first removed. Next, you will be instructed to wear your retainer only at night, but this change in wear will be determined by Dr. Paul Takemoto. The acrylic material will also be molded and shaped to fit optimally inside your mouth.
You want to use your retainer as directed to avoid possibly open gaps in your smile and maintain the position of your newly-aligned smile. So, even after a few years, you should still be wearing your retainer a few nights a week. If you have questions or would like to arrange a visit for traditional retainers in Moorpark, California, call our team at 805-553-1980.