While braces help move your teeth and create that perfect smile, the retainer keeps them in place so they don’t move back after the braces come off. The benefits of a retainer go beyond just keeping your teeth straight though. Let’s take a look at some of the other benefits of retainers from your Plantation dentist.
Decreases Plaque Build Up
Straighter teeth are easier to clean, cut down on plaque buildup, and reduce the chance of cavities. A retainer will help keep your teeth straight right after the braces come off which, with proper care and oral hygiene, will result in less plaque and bacteria build up.
A lesser-known advantage is that for some kids, retainers can help their breathing. Special types of retainers are used to not only help straighten teeth or align jaws but for trouble with snoring or breathing at night.
Helps with Speech Impediments
Believe it or not, retainers can help kids with their speech. Retainers can help to adjust tongue placement so kids can form sounds correctly as they develop their vocabulary.
People who correctly use their retainers are able to dramatically decrease the chance of poor oral health. Research has shown that poor oral health can increase the chances of developing diabetes.
Are You Looking for a Plantation Dentist?
At Jacaranda Smiles we not only provide braces for your child, we will also work with them when it comes to their post braces retainer use to make sure their treatment is successful. Contact us today to learn more.