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 orthodontics process.  Your retention phase starts with one month of full time wear, then switching to nightly retainer wear for maintaining your beautiful smile.  Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far.  Make sure to always let us know if your retainers get lost, broken or are not fitting the same. 

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 digital scans of your teeth so that it fits snugly and Hawlet Retainercomfortably in the roof of your mouth, while any wire or acrylic framing keeps your teeth in perfect position. The acrylic can also be personalized with a large number of colors and/or patterns. Our Hawleys can come with a clear bow in front of your upper teeth to help them blend in.

Fixed Retainers

Fixed RetainerBonded lingual retainers are cemented directly to the inside surface of your lower canines (eye teeth). This is one of the best ways to prevent your lower teeth from shifting as it is permanently attached! As with removable retainers, it is important to keep them clean. When brushing, carefully clean the inside of your lower teeth as well as the wire. If your retainer breaks at any time during the retention phase, please do not adjust it yourself. Call us immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.

Essix Retainer

essixThe Essix retainer is a clear removable retainer that fits over the entire arch of teeth. Essix retainers have no metal wires and are virtually invisible.

Glupker Orthodontics

  • Holland Office - 203 Riley St., Holland, MI 49424 Phone: 616-399-7110
  • Zeeland Office - 25 N. State St., Zeeland, MI 49464 Phone: 616-772-0470

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