There are other conditions that call for a retainer as part of corrective treatment as well. Some of those conditions include:
- To close any gaps that may be in the bite
- To help correct speech problems
- Tongue thrust, where the tongue goes between the teeth when talking
- Bruxism, which is the grinding of the teeth while sleeping
There are a variety of conditions that may call for a treatment plan that requires a retainer. Working with an orthodontist is the best way to determine if one can help with a particular condition and how long one would have to be worn, as the time varies depending on the severity of the problem being treated.