The final phase of orthodontic treatment is known as the retention stage. During this stage, you’ll need to wear retention appliances, or retainers.
How Do Retention Appliances Help?
Retainers are introduced after your orthodontist at The Dental Specialty Center has removed the braces which were installed on your teeth to straighten them originally. The retention stage of your orthodontics treatment begins after the braces have been removed. This is aimed at preventing the teeth from drifting back to their original position prior to the straightening.
The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. The final result of the orthodontic procedure will be based on the retainers, and this is why it is recommended that you follow through with the retainer in order to get the best results. It is recommended that you remember to remove the retainer before brushing, and also care for the retainer by brushing it before placing back in your mouth.
Hawley (Removable) Retainers
The Hawley retainers, also known as removable retainers are the most common types of retainers. They are made from a combination of metal wires and sturdy acrylic. This type of retainer is designed to help you keep your teeth in place and prevent it from regaining their original position prior to the orthodontic procedure. These retainers are made from teeth impressions and thus are specific to each patient. They are designed to fit snugly and comfortably on the roof of the mouth. The wire and acrylic materials also keep the teeth in perfect position. For aesthetic purposes, patients may choose to personalize the acrylic as it can be made into a wide range of color options.
Essix (Clear) Retainers
Lingual (Bonded) retainers
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