The key to the success of the orthodontic process, is retaining the amazing results achieved in the treatment phase. Once your braces are removed, the next stage is the retention stage. This stage lasts for a minimum of 2 years. The orthodontic final result depends on your retainers; this is a follow through with all your hard work.
Fixed Retainers prevents shifting of your lower teeth. Unlike the removable retainer, it is attached permanently, but it is necessary that they are both kept clean. This retainer is placed inside surface of your lower canines which is the eye teeth. Anytime you are brushing, clean the lower teeth properly and clean the wire carefully. Avoid adjusting the retainers yourself especially if it breaks during this phase. Schedule an emergency appointment by contacting us immediately.
Essix retainers are inexpensive, very durable, and easy to wear. This retainer fits over the entire arch of teeth. They are virtually invisible and it has no metal wires. Its a clear removable retainer that lasts for long.
This is very common, the Hawley retainer is designed to keep your teeth arranged and it is made of wires that are metal and firm acrylic plus it is removable. This retainer is designed specially from impressions of your teeth, in this way; it fits comfortably and firmly to the mouth roof while your teeth are kept in perfect position with the acrylic framing or wire framing. The acrylic also comes in a variety of colors and patterns so you can personalize yours.