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Retainers Vs. Dental Braces


Posted on 12/5/2022 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
Retainers Vs. Dental BracesAlthough most people assume retainers and braces are used to make your smile seem nicer, the truth is that they are frequently used for much more essential reasons. Teeth that are not properly aligned may make chewing unpleasant and uncomfortable, as well as difficult to clean. This may result in cavities and gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontitis. Braces or retainers may be used to straighten teeth, which improves one's smile and avoids the development of more serious dental problems.

The most important difference is that braces, with the exception of Invisalign, are bonded to the teeth and must not be removed while the patient is having orthodontic treatment. However, retainers, which are normally made of polycarbonate and wire, are designed to be easily removed, and the user should only be expected to wear them for a specific length of time each day.

It is a common misconception that these kinds of treatments are reserved for youngsters; nevertheless, it is never too late to acquire braces at any age. If you are self-conscious about your smile due to uneven or crooked teeth, you may benefit from treatment. There are several alternatives accessible.

Braces Are More Effective Than Retainers


Retainers may fix minor abnormalities but can't straighten numerous or severely misaligned teeth. As we indicated, retainers keep teeth in place after realignment until they're strong enough to stand alone. Braces are stronger. A metal wire connects ceramic or metal plates to the teeth. Moving this wire gently pushes the teeth into place. As they operate on all the teeth at once, braces may cure overcrowding, overlaying which causes over- or underbite.

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