Orthodontic Retainers

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The removal of orthodontic mechanisms marks the beginning of the retention and monitoring phase of your orthodontic treatment.

Keep in mind that this phase is as important as the phase of active teeth movement and ensures the success of your treatment.

Once the teeth have moved to the desired positions, a period of teeth stabilization is needed so that the surrounding bone and periodontal tissues adapt to your new teeth.

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The tendency of orthodontic relapse is due to the stretching of the perineal fibers resulting from the movement of a tooth during treatment and should not be confused with the normal tooth movement observed in any human, whether or not undergoing orthodontic treatment.

The tendency of orthodontic relapse lasts almost 7 months and usually stops when the perineal fibers are reorganized at the tooth that has been moved.

There are two types of restraint, mobile and immobile:

  1. Mobile restraint includes holding devices that the patient can place and remove on his own. They are made of either acrylic and wire or transparent plastic which personally applies to the dental bars.

  2. Fixed restraint involves usually gluing on the lingual frontal side of the teeth of a wire with a photopolymerized resin.

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Where we are

  • Kleopatra - Xenia Kyparissidou, Vrilissia
    "I decided at an older age ( 41 years old) to start orthodontic treatment , when realized that I was avoiding looking at my teeth on the mirror. My case was quite difficult, cause my teeth were extremely crowded and affected by periodontitis, and I was extremely scared of visiting the orthodontist. I will never forget Dr. Tzamalas' first words on the phone " The most important thing is to pass through the surgery's door".   And indeed, I passed through that door and everything happened quickly and pleasantly. " In a year's time you will get straight teeth without any extractions". And exactly after a year my smile was completely transformed. Most importantly throughout the treatment Dr. Tzamalas was available at all times for any questions I had or any urgent adjustments needed to be done,  and all that in a brand modern and super clean practice. Kosta I can not thank you enough!!!"  
  • Vasilis Theodorou, 13 years old, Metamorphosis
    "I feel great with my new smile. I had gaps among my teeth and my jaws did not close properly. My therapy plan included mobile mechanisms and then invisible braces. My whole treatment was much shorter than I expected. Everyone at Athens Orthodontics practice was really friendly while Dr. Tzamalas was always there to answer any question I had. I have already recommended my orthodontist to my friends and relatives. Thank you all at Athens Orthodontics for my perfect smile!"
  • Christina Kasimatis, 31 years old, Vrilissia
    "Before I visit the Orthodontist, I was really hesitant at wearing braces especially due to my age and mainly for aesthetic reasons. The time, though, I visited Dr Tzamalas and talked about it, I was really happy to find out that he is an excellent professional and an exceptional person. I finally got the right decision. The whole process was painless and the time passed by really quickly. At the end, I have a great and healthy denture. Thank you Dr. Tzamalas for giving me this great smile! "