Even the most dedicated flosser and brusher can’t stop the natural tooth movement that happens over a lifetime. But that movement can be corrected before it can progress into a problem. Traditional retainers are a simple solution and are used in some Orthodontic relapse cases where the patient may have just one tooth slightly out of position, or where the teeth are in good position, but the patient wants to stop any drift
If movement is necessary then they require office visits in six-week intervals to make adjustments to the retainer, and must be worn for 10 hours a day. Usually, the patient slips them in after dinner and then sleeps in them overnight. This minimally invasive proactive treatment ensures that a good-looking smile will remain perfectly aligned in defiance of the inevitabilities of age and nature.
If movement is not necessary then they are only worn in the evenings while sleeping to keep the teeth in place.