We have a lab on site at the practice. We can be of service to anyone thet needs a first or new retainer.
Book your appointment for Dr Ghabrial to evaluate if you are a suitable candidate for a retainer, and if so to inform & select the type.
Why a Retainer?
The final phase of orthodontic treatment is retention. Since teeth have been moved to correct a dental malocclusion, teeth can also move to reproduce the same malocclusion if preventive measures are not taken. The goal of retention is to stabilize the new configuration of the teeth so that the teeth do not move back to their original position or relapse.
Retainers are used once orthodontic treatment is complete. Retainers are needed to hold teeth in their new position while surrounding bone and gums adjusts to this new position. The length of time a patient wears retainers varies and is determined only by Dr. Ghabrial .
There are 3 different kinds of retainers: Hawleys, Trutains, or fixed retainers. (A combination of 2 reatiners can also be used)
1. The Hawley retainer, which is made of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and keeps them in place. It is anchored in a specially-molded, acrylic form that sits in the palate
2. The Trutain retainer. This clear or transparent retainer fits over the entire arch of teeth and is also made from a mold. . Trutain retainers are more aesthetic and easier to wear than hawley retainers.
3. The Fixed retainer. A fixed retainer typically consists of a passive wire bonded to the tongue-side of the lower incisors, but other teeth can be treated in similar fashion. The bonded wire does not allow teeth to move.
Upon completion of orthodontic treatment, Dr. Ghabrial will prescribe the best type (or combination) of retainer/s for you!
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