What is Reinforcement Therapy?
Orthodontic treatment takes about 2 years. Immediately after the teeth were straightened, the surrounding structures (periodonsium) do not adapt to the new position of the teeth. In addition, bone tissue is immature. For this reason, if the appliances are removed, the teeth can return to their original places. To prevent this, it is necessary to reinforce the straightened teeth with other devices to be made. This final stage of treatment is called reinforcement therapy. During this period, it is essential for children to take care of their teeth.
After orthodontic treatment, teeth tend to return to their old positions from their new positions. To prevent this (until the reorganization of bone and surrounding tissues is complete), the teeth should be kept in their corrected position. For this purpose, mobile or fixed reinforcement devices are used.