Here at Provident Dental we provide three different types of retainers. They are the Hawley, essix and fixed retainers. Over the next four posts I will explain each retainer individually. First, I would like to just explain a little in general.

What are retainers?

A retainer is a custom-made, removable or fixed appliance that helps teeth maintain their new position after braces have been removed. Retainers can also be used to treat minor orthodontic problems

What do we do here and why?

Here at Provident Dental we do all sorts of orthodontic cases from minor ones that can be fixed using a retainer to full comprehensive brackets. We do this with the overall aim to improve a patient’s wellbeing. The aim of orthodontics is to not only better the patients bite and teeth but to also improve their general self-confidence and make them feel better about themselves.

Come in and Dr Mostofi will examine your bite and see which suits you best.

Also remember if you loose or break your retainer you will need a new one as soon as possible to ensure the treatment isn't reversed.