Does a Permanent Retainer Affect Tooth Extraction?

After you get your braces off, your teeth will continue to shift. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to wear a retainer. A permanent retainer is one type of retainer that can ensure your smile stays in tip-top shape.

If your dentist or orthodontist recommends a permanent retainer, know that most of the time nobody will ever know that you’re wearing it because it will be bonded to the back of your tooth. It’ll be invisible every time you talk, laugh, or smile. Since it’ll be in your mouth permanently, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to wear it. You can simply “get it and forget it.”

In addition, you won’t have to worry about a permanent retainer giving you a minor speech impediment. This is a common side effect of removable retainers. You’ll find the permanent retainer to be compact and comfortable. It will remain your lower alignment 24/7 and provide you with better long-term teeth straightening results.

Recently, we had a patient ask us whether a permanent retainer affect a tooth extraction. The answer is it depends on which tooth is being extracted. In most cases, the retainer can stay in but sometimes, it may need to be removed temporarily. Your dentist will let you know what will need to be done with your retainer before the procedure.

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For more information on permanent retainers and how they affect tooth extractions, we encourage you to contact our office at 804.409.0387 today. We look forward to meeting you!