Alternatives to Retainers by Houston’s Advance Orthodontics
What if my teeth need to be moved?
In general, retainers are meant to keep teeth where they are, not to move them. If you’d like your teeth to be moved, retainers are probably not the best option. In the “old days”, some orthodontists offered “active retainers” to try to correct mild relapse if a patient hadn’t worn their retainers enough after finishing treatment and the teeth had shifted slightly. Nowadays, however, we have more reliable means of minor relapse correction, such as Invisalign® Express. It is relatively inexpensive compared to putting braces back on, and it works much better than an “active retainer.”
Contact Advance Orthodontics for Retainers in Houston, TX
Retainers play an extremely important part in your orthodontic treatment. If you have lost your retainer or need a replacement, Advance Orthodontics happily provides retainers for anyone located in the Houston area. Fill out our form or call us today to schedule an appointment!