Saxe Orthodontics
Saxe Orthodontics

Retainers

The retainer is a removable appliance designed to maintain the teeth in their correct positions. It is important that it be worn according to instructions. Whether you have worn braces or not, teeth move and shift with age. Therefore, we recommend retainer wear while sleeping - for life!

Hawley retainer is made of special acrylic material and wire. The acrylic covers an area behind the teeth and a small metal wire is designed to fit comfortably across the front teeth.

Essix retainer is made of a special clear thin plastic. It is made to fit over the teeth and is smaller than regular retainers. They are almost invisible and comfortable to wear.

Bonded retainer a small braided wire is adhered to the front lower teeth. This type of retainer is convenient but requires ideal oral hygiene.