Pros and Cons of Permanent Retainers

Pros and Cons of Permanent Retainers:

1) No need to replace them every 5 years or so.

You only have to replace it if they are rotting out or not working properly.

2) They are reusable for many years, unlike disposable plastic ones which wear out after just one year.

3) If you want to get rid of your permanent retainers, you don’t have to spend a fortune (unless you buy new ones).

4) They look better than disposable ones too.

Pros of Permanent Retainers:

1) They are reusable for many years.

You can use them again and again without worrying about replacing them. (You will still have to replace them if they start rotting out or not working properly.)

2) They look nicer than disposable ones.

Cons of Permanent Retainers:

1) Replacing them every five years or so might not be a good idea.

You may end up with some rotten teeth. Also, you would have to pay for new ones if they start rotting out or not working properly. (Unless you buy new ones.) So, it’s best to keep them for longer periods of time!

2) If your teeth come down more, you might have to get a stronger retainer.

This is pretty rare, and usually only happens when you have a lot of baby teeth that don’t fall out.

3) You might want to get new ones because the old ones don’t look as nice anymore.

(They might not be straight or something like that.)

4) It can be expensive to get new ones if they don’t last very long.

(Usually only if you don’t take great care of them, though.)

5) You might want to get the same color of your current teeth so people can’t tell when you have it in.

If you get a different color, it may be obvious when you have it in.

6) Like any other medical device, there is a small risk of side effects such as allergic reactions.

This is rare, however.

What do you think of permanent retainers?

We hope this article has been helpful to you.

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