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The Importance Of Wearing Retainers After Orthodontic Treatment For Patients Near Ealing


Teeth straightening treatment is a gentle process strategically using orthodontic pressure to reposition teeth that have shifted out of their proper position. Modern braces systems are designed to straighten mild to severe orthodontic conditions within the shortest possible time.

Teeth that are crooked, protruding or inverted, overcrowded or with gaps may be straightened for a more beautiful smile. At Sparkle Dental Boutique near Ealing we offer a range of effective teeth straightening solutions that are discreet, comfortable and hygienic.

We will fully explain the teeth straightening treatment process and how specific braces systems work to align teeth back into their normal space. After the teeth straightening treatment has been completed, the newly repositioned teeth are vulnerable to moving back, as teeth have a memory. Retainers are the solution to maintaining newly aligned teeth in their rightful place.

Function of retainers in teeth straightening

Nowadays teeth may be realigned within three to eighteen months. Once achieved, a retainer is worn as prescribed by the orthodontist to prevent the newly aligned teeth from shifting back to their original place. Retainers may be worn for approximately 22 hours per day.

In very mild cases of dental misalignment, retainers may be worn as a teeth straightening solution, but generally retainers are used after treatment with a fixed or removable braces system.

Retainers of choice

Retainers are bespoke, made to meet individual orthodontic needs.

Removable or fixed, fitted to the lower or upper teeth, made of plastic or a blend of metal and plastic; retainers function to retain teeth in their proper position.

Essix retainers are quite popular, however there are other choices in retainers.

Contact us to find out more about types of retainers and how they work.



Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT

phone 020 8567 4344

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday:

8.30am – 5.00pm


By appointment only.