In addition to lingual retainers, which are also referred to as fixed retention appliances or simply fixed retainers, removable appliances are also available as an alternative. Following the active treatment period, removable retainers are to be worn at all times – during the day and at night – in the first few months. After around 3-6 months, the wearing time is reduced, and the retainers are to be worn only during the night. Removable retainers can stabilize the position of the teeth as well as fixed retainers, but only if they are worn every night. Scientific studies show that, after a period of 5 years, only a very few patients wear their retainers. Other authors insist that, upon completion of active treatment, every patient should be provided with a fixed retainer in order to ensure sufficient prevention against any undesired tooth movement.Back to blog
El Dr. Pedro es un ortodoncista especializado. Su práctica gira en torno a aparatos ortopédicos, aparatos ortopédicos y alineadores invisibles. Tiene mucha experiencia en el uso del sistema Damon y está certificado por Invisalign, Inman aligner y Harmony.
Publicó en revistas internacionales de ortodoncia (REO) y trabaja activamente en nuevas investigaciones. Ha completado cientos de casos y le gusta fotografiar cada caso para documentar las mejoras y la pasión que aporta a la apariencia de los pacientes.