After you complete your treatment and your teeth are properly aligned, our orthodontist will provide you with a retainer. This simple oral appliance will prevent your teeth from shifting out of place so that you can continue to enjoy a beautiful smile for years to come. Call Bluebird Orthodontics today at 385-500-7082 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hailee Rask and learn more about retainers in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Retainers are a helpful part of orthodontic treatment in maintaining the results of braces or aligner therapy. Retainers help teeth stay in their new positions once orthodontic treatment is complete. Teeth will often try to shift back to their original position, so wearing a retainer can prevent this from happening.
We offer three types of retainers to meet the unique needs of our patients. Your retainer options at Bluebird Orthodontics are:
- Hawley retainers: Made of acrylic and metal wires, Hawley retainers are durable and adjustable. They are also removable, so you can more easily eat, floss and brush your teeth, though you will need to make sure you wear your retain as much as possible. These retainers are adjustable and can last for several years with proper care.
- Clear retainers: Made of clear plastic, these retainers are nearly invisible and comfortable to wear. They are also removable and easy to clean.
- Fixed retainers: These retainers are made from thin wires that are then attached with dental cement to the back of the teeth. They are not removable, which means you will not have to worry about losing them or forgetting to wear them.
Our friendly dental team can help you determine which type of retainer is best for you. When you complete your orthodontic treatment, we will provide guidance on how often to wear your retainer and how to care for it properly. Contact us today to schedule your visit with our orthodontist and learn more about the importance of retainers in maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile.