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 final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you've put in so far. Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth. Please also remember that even after our active retention period ends, it is recommended that you continue to wear your retainers.

Tru-tain Retainers

Tru-tain is a clear retainer made of thermoforming dental materials and is similar to clear aligners. It does not contain any metal or wires, and is comfortable to wear and esthetic in appearance. While the retainer is made to be thin, Tru-tain is strong enough to maintain the position of your teeth.

Hawley Retainers

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.