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Retention

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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 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 custom 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. The acrylic can also be personalized with a large number of colors and/or patterns.

Permanent Retainers

lingualbondedretainerBonded 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. Since the retainer is only bonded to the two canines the front teeth can be flossed without the use of threaders. We will review this flossing technique. If your retainer breaks at any time during the retention phase, please call us to schedule an repair appointment.

Clear Retainer

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

Berro Orthodontics

  • Los Alamitos - 3662 Katella Ave., Suite 200, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 Phone: 562-598-3333
  • Chino Hills - 3233 Grand Ave., Suite E, Chino Hills, CA 91709 Phone: 909-628-7100

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