Retainers

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After we achieve your amazing smile, we will provide you with retainers to keep your teeth in their new position. We want to be certain you understand that you need to use your retainers as directed in order to be sure that your teeth do not shift undesirably. You will need to use your retainers for a lifetime, because that is how long we want you to keep the smile you worked for!

The good news is that retainers are usually only worn at night while sleeping, which makes them an easy addition to your daily routine. Retainers are the secret to enjoying your amazing smile for a lifetime!!!

Removable Clear Retainers

This is the most commonly used retainer at Lake Dora Orthodontics. The removable clear retainer fits over the entire arch of teeth. These retainers have no metal wires and are virtually invisible. They are very durable and easy to wear. By being removable, they allow you to easily clean your teeth.

An additional benefit for some patients, these retainers provide protection while worn to prevent wear (attrition) to your teeth from grinding or clenching.

Hawley Removable Retainers

The Hawley removable retainer is made of a combination of metal wires and sturdy acrylic. This retainer fits snugly and comfortably in the roof of your mouth, while the wire and acrylic framing keeps your teeth in position. By being removable, they allow you to easily clean your teeth. The Hawley retainer provides some benefits that removable clear retainers do not, and therefore are a better choice for some patients.