We are proud to offer custom retainers to our patients! Dr. Rose fabricates our patients’ retainers in-house. Decorated wire and plastic retainers (Hawley), clear slipover aligner-type retainers (Essix), permanent (bonded) are among the retainer types Dr. Diana can make for you.
After you have worn your braces for the appropriate amount of time, we move into the retention stage of your treatment. It is very important not to skip this step or all of your hard work will not pay off as you had hoped. Your teeth may move back instead of staying in place.
During retention, you will have to wear retainers as your teeth adjust to staying in their new place without braces. You should wear your retainers as recommended by Dr. Diana. Some can be worn only at night, while others need to be worn almost all of the time.
It is really important that you continue to brush your teeth while you are in this stage. All you have to do is remove your retainer, and then you will be able to brush your teeth better than you were able to when you had braces. You should also brush your retainer before placing it back to your mouth.
Custom retainers can also be used for minor tooth movements that do not require aligners or braces.
Our staff is dedicated to giving you the results that you are looking for. We understand your need for a beautiful and straight smile, and we know that an retainer will help you maintain your results. We hope that you will feel more confident and the results will last for years!
To find out more about our custom retainers, contact us today at (925) 648-3651.