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A retainer works to keep your teeth from shifting after orthodontic treatment.

Questions & answers


My treatment is done. Why do I need to wear a retainer?

Even though you have completed orthodontic treatment, your teeth and jaw ligaments still need time to be adjusted to their new positions. Wearing a retainer ensures that your teeth will stay in their corrected position to avoid reversal. After all, you have worked hard to reach your dream smile, and we want to keep it that way.

What is a retainer?

A retainer is an orthodontic appliance made from plastic or acrylic material we customize to fit your teeth to keep them from shifting. Our orthodontists will share with you the types of retainers we offer and discuss the recommended length of time you should wear your retainer. Here are the three most common types of retainers:

  • Clear retainers are a more aesthetically pleasing option thanks to their discreet design. They are made from plastic material and are often used after Invisalign® treatment.
  • Fixed retainers are permanently attached to the back of your teeth and can only be removed by a dentist.
  • Hawley retainers involve wires and metal clasps attached to a plastic body. The metal clasps are secured to certain teeth while the wires arches along the front of the teeth to keep their alignment.

How do I care for my retainer?

You should clean your retainers every day like your own teeth. You can do this by carefully scrubbing your retainer with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a small amount of nonabrasive toothpaste. You can also soak your retainer with a retainer cleaner as an extra step to keep it clean.


What is a retainer?

After you have achieved healthy, straight teeth, our orthodontists will provide you with a retainer to maintain their alignment. This is a custom-made oral appliance made from either plastic or acrylic material to fit your teeth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Types of retainers

As you age, your teeth start to move out of place, a retainer works to keep them in their correct alignment so you can enjoy a healthy, straight smile for the years to come. There are three types of retainers we offer:

  • Hawley retainers are the most common type of retainer. They are built with wires and metal clasps embedded in a plastic or acrylic body to keep your teeth in alignment.
  • Clear retainers are just like the name sounds. They are made from clear plastic material fitted over your teeth so that nobody knows you are wearing a retainer.
  • Fixed retainers are permanently bonded to the back of your teeth and can only be removed by a dentist.

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We believe that everyone deserves to receive quality dental care tailored to their individual needs. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment and receive personalized, comprehensive care!