After wearing braces for months or years to fix your teeth aligned, you feel happy that you will finally be able to get rid of them. Now your doctor tells you that clear tray Orthodontics treatment is still not over and you have followers wear for months or even a year or more so that your teeth will not drift back out of alignment. Usually, the doctor will give you two options, namely a traditional style retainer or a clear tray.
There are pros and cons to both. After extensive research and development though, there is now an alternative. This is a hybrid that takes retainer combines the advantages of metal and plastic followers into one.
followers of traditional metal wire are more durable, but it has a wire running on your front teeth look unsightly. Obviously followers have been selected for their invisible. They envelop the teeth and thus less visible. However, they are fragile and can be easily broken. So while the clear retainer is aesthetically more pleasant they are not durable. New followers hybrid durable as retainer wires but has the advantage of no cable in the front teeth.
Pat's steel metal follower has to snap into place on the back of your molars. They can make a match but not very comfortable. They often can impede speech as well. Obviously followers dispense with metal fittings but often do not snap into place like a traditional follower. Also, they cover the surface of your bite that can cause the TMJ problem.
This is best for your teeth to bite without plastic material covering them. New technologies have created a solution by having a smooth inner acrylic palette while incorporating durable propylene thin material that surrounds the front teeth. No material that covers the surface of the bite. The result is a very comfortable fit with great support and no TMJ problems.
Clear and custom metal follower fitting dental appliances. However, with both the retainer, the gums may feel a little sick during the early days of wear. If this continues, it means that you may have the wrong size and might need some readjustments done.
You also may need a new retainer if an adjustment can not be made. Obviously followers should not be mounted swollen or inflamed gums because it results in a fit one. They will feel loose and uncomfortable after shrinking gums. The followers of the new hybrid have none of these problems because they do not depend on the adjustment or refits.