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Rendon Orthodontics

Retention


Orthodontic retention is the final stage of treatment and aims to maintain the teeth in their corrected positions after the completion of orthodontic tooth movement. Teeth will always have a tendency to return towards their initial position and also soft tissue changes and minor ongoing growth may affect the position of the teeth. Retainers are, therefore, indicated to maintain the final outcome of the orthodontic treatment and to resist the unwanted long-term age changes.

Types of Retainers


Retainers can be broadly classified as either fixed or removable.

Removable retainers:
•  Vivera retainers: Invisalign's brand of clear retainers. They can be used regardless of whether orthodontic treatment was done with Invisalign or braces. After scanning with the Itero, Invisalign uses its latest 3D imaging technology to create a custom and precise fit of this retainer.
•  Hawley retainer: A hard acrylic plate molded to your mouth connected to a thin metal wire (labial bow).
•  Essix retainers: This is a clear plastic retainer made in-office.

Removable retainers allow the patient to remove them, but their success depends on long-term compliance.

Fixed Retainers:
This is a flexible spiral/multi-strand wire bonded to the back of anterior teeth. The patient must maintain excellent oral hygiene around the bonded retainers to reduce the chance of dental decay and gum inflammation.

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Rendon Orthodontics

Frisco


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12398 FM 423, Suite 100
Frisco, TX 75033

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469-956-5022

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