OH THAT SMILE! KEEPING IT BEAUTIFUL
Once your braces are removed, custom retainers will be made for you. The retainers will help to minimize any movement of the teeth after they have been straightened with the braces. You will be asked to wear the retainers for most of the day for 8 to 12 months. After 8 to 12 months, Dr. Wheeler will let you know if you can reduce the wear time to nights only. The consistency with which you wear the retainers is more important than the style of retainer that is chosen. There are three types of retainers that can be used and there are advantages and disadvantages to each style of retainer. If Dr. Wheeler feels that one retainer will suit your situation better than the others, he will let you know.
Hawley or Traditional Retainers
Permanent or Fixed Retainers
If you have any questions about retention or the types of retainers available, just give us a call at 419-473-1339 or send us an email.