702.897.1611 1909 N. Green Valley Pkwy.     Henderson, NV 89074
702-897-1611 Phone     702-897-1396 Fax     gvortho@yahoo.com
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Retention

When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. Your retainers should be worn at all times with the exception of eating and brushing your teeth. When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer case. Pets love to chew on them! Your retainer should also be removed when participating in sports that require a mouthguard or while swimming. Keep retainers away from hot water, pockets and napkins as they can be lost or destroyed.

After 12 months of full-time wear, we may revise your retention treatment, allowing the retainer to strictly be worn at night.

Clean retainers thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste using warm water. Efferdent® or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used, but should not take the place of brushing.

Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far.

Hawley Retainer

The 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 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.