Wearing a retainer is important to keep the teeth in their super new position. However, plastic can’t last forever and your retainer may stop fitting properly. This could be due to a number of reasons. In this post, we’ll take you through the reasons why your retainer won’t fit and what to do to correct it. Let’s get going.
What Types of Retainers are There?
There are two types of retainers in use across the world. Both of these orthodontic devices have the same results and it will depend on your previous treatment, as well as which retainer is most effective for you based on that particular orthodontist’s expertise.
A Permanent Retainer
Permanent retainers are made of a metal wire that is glued to your teeth and attached to them so they cannot move. Usually, this wire has either a smooth or braided texture with the latter being more popular due to its increased