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Orthodontic Fact #1 Almost 25% of patients that wore braces had to get them again after treatment because they failed to wear retainers as they were advised

Most people are unaware that not using dental retainers after completing a course of treatment with braces leads to a 25 percent chance of needing to wear Invisalign or Damon Systems again. Many orthodontic facilities offer a variety of customized retainers that are worn during the day or night to keep patient’s teeth in alignment. When an orthodontist advises their patient to wear retainers, it is important to follow the professional’s recommendations. Teeth continue to shift slowly in the mouth throughout an individual’s lifetime, and forgetting to wear retainers can lead to new malocclusions that require adjustments.

Why Patients Need Retainers

Children and teenagers are especially susceptible for having rapid shifts in dental alignment due to their fast growth, but it also happens to adults. Each patient requires a customized approach for their retainer that requires an orthodontist making a mold or obtaining three-dimensional images of the mouth. A retainer is useful for keeping teeth in the correct positions after a patient has finished wearing braces but can also help to repair jaw or facial structure. Most retainers are made of clear plastic and thin wires that fit comfortably in the mouth and are practically unnoticeable by others.

Schedule an Orthodontic Appointment Today

Not every orthodontic office has two experts to examine and treat patients but Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics does. We make it convenient to drive to our facilities by having three locations in South Carolina:

• Spartanburg Orthodontics
• Gaffney Orthodontics
• Duncan Orthodontics

At our state-of-the-art orthodontic facility, patients have the opportunity to meet with two qualified orthodontists who understand how to determine the most appropriate braces for patients. Anyone with unsightly misaligned teeth can schedule an appointment with a telephone call or online form to talk to:

Dr. Phil Higginbotham
Dr. Eric Nease

Dr Nease Orthodontics 2455 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC
29307 (864) 579-7700

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