Keep your smile perfect with our tailor-made retainers in Birmingham! Discover why over 10,000 satisfied customers trust One Devonshire Place to protect their orthodontic investment.
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Orthodontic treatment can be a costly and time-consuming process, so once you’ve reached the end, you’ll naturally want to protect the results. Therefore, you must be prepared to be diligent about wearing your retainer after treatment. This is especially important when dealing with adult retainers. There are no exceptions — everybody wears retainers after orthodontic treatment in Birmingham.
When you receive your retainer
Your retainer will be ready for you approximately 15 minutes after the removal of your brace. Your specialist orthodontist will take two impressions immediately following the removal, which will be sent to our in-house technicians who construct the teeth retainers in Birmingham then and there. Our principal dentist, specialist orthodontist Rob Slater, is a qualified technician and has personally trained the staff at One Devonshire Place to construct these appliances.
We use durable Essix retainers, which are clear, about 0.5 mm thick, and are worn at night while you sleep. This holds your teeth in place and prevents them from moving away from their new positions. In the majority of cases, the removable retainer will be enough to hold the teeth effectively long term, but for some patients, a fixed retainer may be suitable. This consists of a wire bonded to the rear surface of the teeth that permanently holds them in position. We would still provide a pair of backup removable retainers as part of this treatment.
Orthodontic retainers generally last somewhere between two and six years, depending on how carefully they are looked after. Some people involuntarily clench their teeth at night which naturally wears the appliance more quickly. Also, being plastic, they are vulnerable to warping if they are left in a hot place and it is important to keep them in their protective case to avoid accidental damage.
Your specialist orthodontist will emphasise the importance of wearing your retainer at night to ensure your teeth don’t move from their new positions and you will be advised on how to look after your retainers. A fresh pair of Birmingham retainers can be made for you at any time on request.
At One Devonshire Place, we understand the significance of perfect teeth alignment and its impact on your overall appearance and oral health. This is why we emphasize the need for our top-notch Retainers in Birmingham. Whether you’ve just completed orthodontic treatment or need to ensure the long-term position of your teeth, we’ve got you covered.
Our Birmingham Retainers are not just mere dental appliances, they are custom-fitted tools designed with precision and care to ensure your smile stays as it is meant to be – perfect and captivating. Our Essix retainers are crafted to be clear and almost invisible, offering comfort alongside the great functionality they provide.
As leaders in orthodontic treatments in the Midlands, we’re not just offering retainers; we provide an all-inclusive, comprehensive oral health plan that covers your needs from the point of orthodontic treatments to the consistent use of teeth retainers in Birmingham.
When you choose One Devonshire Place for your retainer needs in Birmingham, you’re opting for:
Our commitment to delivering excellent retainer services in Birmingham is unwavering, and we take pride in being trusted by hundreds of referral dental practices across the Midlands. With more than 10,000 orthodontic cases under our belt, your smile’s perfection is just a retainer away with One Devonshire Place.
Retainers are what you wear after orthodontic treatment has finished to reduce the chances of your teeth moving. Quite literally, they are designed to retain the teeth in their new position. There are many different types of retainer but we use two main types, removable and fixed retainers. The first is removable, and the second is stuck to the inside surface of the teeth.
No, they are designed to hold them in the same position only.
The simple answer to this is as long as you want to keep your teeth straight. Our teeth move throughout life and this was noticed by an orthodontist called Horowitz in the 1920s and he described these new movements as physiological change. New movements can occur even if you have not had braces, and so retaining the result is very important for most people.
We endeavour to fit your retainers within 15 minutes of removing your braces. Sometimes fixed retainers require time to construct, it depends upon the type of fixed retainer that you need.
Fixed retainers can be fitted either immediately or we may need to take an impression and have a lab make one which may take a week. We are proud of the fact that we can fit removable retainers in 15 minutes after the braces have been removed.
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