End of treatment & Aftercare
Happy ending - only with the correct aftercare!
Everyone who wears braces longs for the day on which their therapy ends and their braces and bands are finally removed. What many people aren't aware of: Treatment isn't over yet when braces are removed!
Aftercare: as important as active treatment
To ensure that your child's straight teeth do not remigrate to their former position, a protracted stabilization phase follows the active therapy. The tooth's new position is maintained by so-called retainers until the risk of its remigration can be ruled out. Unlike braces, the retainer does not exert any active forces on the teeth, it only stabilizes them in their new position.
Allow us to present: the retainer
Retainers are removable or fixed and worn daily. For example, they are available as positioners, deep drawing splints or as lingual retainers fixed to the teeth. The orthodontist will be pleased to explain which retainer best suits your child's aftercare.