Keep Your Smile Looking Amazing
Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you've put in so far.
Once we remove your braces, you’ll move into the retention stage of your treatment at Clinebell & Anderson Orthodontics. Maintaining the amazing smile results you achieve during the treatment phase is key to the success of the entire orthodontic process.
Teeth can shift over time. The simple answer is to continue to wear your retainers at night as long as you want to have straight teeth.
The invisible Essix retainer is a clear removable retainer that fits over the entire arch of teeth. Invisible retainers have no metal wires and are virtually invisible. They are very durable and easy to wear.
At the end of treatment, you will be given a 3D printed model of your teeth. Please keep this somewhere safe. we can use your model to make replacement retainers for you. If you were to lose or break your retainer, you can bring the model in and we can remake your retainers.
You’ll get two retainers after you complete your treatment at Clinebell & Anderson Orthodontics, but please give the office a call once you are aware you need new retainers. We’ll let you know the process of getting the models to us.
Bonded lingual retainers are cemented directly to the inside surface of your lower canines (eye teeth). We only use them in very specific cases at Clinebell & Anderson Orthodontics.
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. If your retainer breaks at any time during the retention phase, please do not adjust it yourself. Call us immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.