Retainer after braces

Discussion in 'Orthodontics' started by Dentalzxc, May 28, 2018.

  1. Dentalzxc


    May 28, 2018
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    Can a retainer keep my teeth straight if I have multiple teeth missing and I’m planning not to get the missing teeth replaced any time soon? Will my other teeth shift due to have missing teeth?
    Dentalzxc, May 28, 2018
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  2. Dentalzxc

    MattKW Verified Dentist

    Mar 18, 2018
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    Why a retainer if you're missing multiple teeth? Wouldn't you rather have a partial denture that can give you some looks and function?
    MattKW, May 29, 2018
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  3. Dentalzxc


    Jun 12, 2018
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    Your retainers can be made to keep the teeth that you have in their proper position. But you build the retainer with acrylic pads in the gaps that you have, that occlude against the upper or lower teeth. They donot let the opposite teeth from the gap move into the gap and they donot let the teeth on the either side move toward one another until you can afford to put bridges or implants in these gaps.

    If you donot retain it properly, the teeth on either end will move into the gap and the tooth above or below will move into the gap also.

    If you are thinking of getting the suck down retainers, they are cheap and they don't do a good job at all.

    Retainers acts like a temporary partial.
    billw3r, Jun 12, 2018
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