A retainer is an appliance, usually made of plastic or metal, that is custom-made for each individual. Retainers help your teeth stay straight after your braces are removed. We cannot emphasize more on the importance of wearing your retainers well!
Failure to do so will often result in undesirable movement of your teeth, also known as dental relapse.
It is recommend that you wear your retainers full time for the first 6 to 12 months after completion of your braces treatment. This is followed by a period of night time wear. It can be removed for eating, brushing and while playing contact sports.
You will be reviewed periodically to monitor the alignment of your teeth and your bite. Even when you are discharged from supervised retention, retainer review appointments can always be made upon request.
At our clinic, we receive many requests from patients to make new retainers usually from misplacing them or replacing ill fitting retainers from dental relapse.
Curious to see how your retainers are made? Watch it here.
To learn more about what to expect for your braces journey, head over to our FAQ page or get in touch with us with your enquiry.
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Making the decision to do braces may sometimes be overwhelming. For a start, which clinic to go to and what type of braces to choose may already give you much to think about.
A common misconception among patients and parents is that the final results will be the same no matter which clinic they go. Finding the lowest price may therefore become the main guiding factor. Unfortunately, this is not true as treatment philosophies vary among dental clinics. The following areas are where we stand out from the rest.
1. Minimal Intervention & Transparent Pricing
Our orthodontic treatment philosophy is minimal intervention. This means we only do what is in your best interests to achieve that healthy and confident smile. Our dental team will not recommend unnecessary treatments. On cases that allow, our dentists sometimes advise against tooth extraction(s) before braces treatment.
2. Affordable Payment Plans & Student Packages
Financial ability should not come between you and a healthy, confident smile. For this reason, we provide interest-free instalment plans and Student pricing. Contact us for details and eligibility.
3. Individual Care By A Team of Highly Trained Dentists & Staff
To provide continuity of orthodontic care, your dentist will follow through your braces journey to completion. This also ensures a high level of individual care is achieved. In addition, you will be supported by our highly trained staff team, who will be able to respond to your enquiries proficiently throughout your treatment duration.
4. Convenience & Availability
Monthly follow-up is an integral part of your braces journey to ensure smooth progress towards the final desired orthodontic result. That being said, your follow-ups should cause minimal disruptions to your daily schedule. Our convenient locations and extended working hours allow us to work around your schedule so that you can focus on what’s important and visit the clinic when you are ready.
To schedule a visit with us, simply drop us a Whatsapp message and we will confirm your appointment.