Retention

Once we remove your braces, we will move into the retention stage of your treatment. Maintaining the results you achieved during the treatment phase is key to the success of the entire orthodontic process. Your retention phase will last indefinitely. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far.

Hawley Retainers

Hawley_retainerThe Hawley retainer, one of the most common types, is a removable retainer made of a combination of metal wires and sturdy acrylic, and is designed to keep your teeth in place. This retainer is specially made from impressions of your teeth so that it fits snugly and comfortably in the roof of your mouth, while any wire or acrylic framing keeps your teeth in perfect position.

Clear Retainers

Clear_retainerA clear removable retainer fits over the entire arch of teeth. They have no metal wires and are virtually invisible. They are also very durable and easy to wear.

Your retainers should be worn 12 hours in the evening and at night with the exception of eating and brushing your teeth. Your retainer should also be removed when participating in sports that require a mouthguard or while swimming. The retainers will be worn indefinitely at night time.