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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 two types of retainers, fixed retainers consist of a very fine wire which is attached to the inner surfaces of the front teeth to prevent any movement of the front teeth. Removable retainers are often worn full-time for around the first six months followed by night-time wear. From current research, we now recommend long-term wear of retainers to maintain your beautiful perfect smile.

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