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Dr. Steven A. Fischman Orthodontics

Month: May 2016

Why do I have to wear a retainer?

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RetainerIt is so exciting to graduate from braces. We call this phase retention. It’s just after you finish with braces or invisalign. This period is just as important as when the movement occurs. Following the directions laid out by Fischman Orthodontics will ensure that all the work done is not reversed.

Your retainer plays a key role in keeping your bones, gums and ligaments in place while they get accustomed to the new arrangement. Due to the long tissue memory of your gums, it is necessary to secure your teeth in one place to prevent them from reverting back to their former position is necessary. Dr. Fischman recommends that you wear your retainer as instructed, except when eating, drinking and flossing.

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Dr. Fischman believes that it is in our team and community’s best interest to close the office for 2 weeks. We are all healthy here, however, since the information from the CDC is changing so quickly, we feel it is important to take some time to understand the best way to proceed. Please call our office help line, (860) 692-8427, if you have an orthodontic emergency. In addition, we will check messages on our general office telephone line several times per day. If you have an appointment and have not heard from us yet, assume it is canceled.

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