Once your braces are removed at Wright Orthodontics, you will enter the retention phase of your orthodontic treatment to maintain your new, stunning smile. Dr. Randy Wright will provide you with a high-quality retainer, which you will wear for at least 24 months. Please follow all the recommendations provided by our team, as this will determine your final orthodontic results.
We offer a variety of retainers at our office to fit your needs:
- Hawley retainers are one of the most common styles. This removable retainer is comprised of sturdy acrylic and metal wires to keep your teeth in proper position. Designed from an impression of your teeth, it is custom made to fit comfortably and snugly along the roof of your mouth and frame your teeth. The acrylic base can be customized with colors and patterns.
- Fixed retainers, also known as bonded lingual retainers, are cemented to the inside surface of your lower front teeth (canines) to prevent them from shifting. It is a permanent retainer and needs to be kept clean. When brushing your teeth, be sure to brush the wire, too. Do not try to adjust the wire if it breaks; call our office right away to schedule an appointment.
- Essix retainers are removable, clear retainers that cover the full arch of teeth and do not include any metal wires. They are inexpensive, durable, and virtually invisible.
Please reach out to us to learn more about retainers in Batavia, Illinois. Our orthodontist would be happy to consult with you about this phase of your treatment, so please feel free to call our office at 630-208-1200.