Retainers Sugar Land & Copperfield TX
Retainers are custom-made of metal and acrylic that hold teeth in the exact final position after orthodontic braces have been removed. As human body is constantly undergoing physical changes, it is important to wear the retainers to hold the new teeth positions until your gums, bone and muscles adapt to it. To prevent the tooth movement after removing your braces, you must wear the retainer as instructed by your dentist for a period of time.
Retainers can be fixed or removable:
- Hawley Retainers: Hawley Retainers are best known traditional removable retainers that are consist of metal wires, each one is uniquely molded to the shape of the patient's mouth. Hawley Retainers can be repaired and adjusted for the alignment of tooth structure.
- Essix retainers: The Essix retainer is custom-made of clear plastic that are transparent and removable that fits over the entire arch of teeth. Essix retainer doesn’t have wires and can be easily removable during brush and floss and helps to maintain good dental hygiene.
- Fixed Retainers: Fixed retainers are made of a stainless steel wire that is bonded to each tooth. Fixed retainers are a thin piece of wire that are bonded using dental composite to the back of your teeth, which are not noticeable while you smile.
For more information about our fixed and removable Retainers, Schedule an appointment or call our My Dental office at 281-494-7645 Sugar Land, 281-463-3003 Copperfield area.