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4 Sep 2014

What is a retainer used for?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on September 4, 2014

Why do I have to wear a retainer after removing my braces?

This is the most important stage of treatment. The active brace treatment will result in your great smile but only the retainer will ensure it is always a great smile. The teeth need time to adjust in their new positions and with any process in the body – it takes time for the tissues to adapt and re-organise. The fibres w...

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22 May 2014

Do i have to wear a retainer?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on May 22, 2014

What is the importance of wearing retainers after orthodontic treatments?

The most important stage of orthodontic treatment is retention. When the braces are removed, the teeth naturally want to move back into their original positions in varying degrees. The teeth will form new 'fibre attachments' into their new positions but this takes time as it’s a natural healing process. Retainers will 'hold' t...

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4 Apr 2012

What happens after treatment?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on April 4, 2012

Will my teeth shift back to their original position after orthodontics treatment?

The most important stage of orthodontic treatment is wearing the retainers, often called the retention stage of orthodontic treatment. After your teeth have been straightened by removable or fixed braces, it takes time for the teeth to ‘settle-in’ into their new positions. The retention stage allows this settling. There are ...

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