Retention

Curry Orthodontics is glad to provide for all your orthodontic needs when you’re looking for an orthodontist in Plano. We especially pride ourselves in our comprehensive selection of high-quality orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign. For most patients, getting their braces finally removed can be a cause for joy and relief. However, there’s still one 

more phase to go – the retention phase. This phase is meant to ensure that your teeth don’t shift back into misalignment and it will last for a minimum of 24 months. The retainers we offer in our 

Plano, TX office include the following.
Hawley Retainers
One of the most common types of retainer is the Hawley retainer. This removable retainer is made of metal wires and sturdy acrylic that are designed to keep your teeth in their proper place. The acrylic can actually also be personalized in a variety of colors or patterns. This retainer is custom-made with impressions of your teeth so that it fits snugly in your mouth.

different types of retainers

 Fixed Retainers
These bonded retainers are cemented directly to the inside surfaces of your upper and lower front teeth. Because these retainers are permanently attached to your teeth, they make for a perfect way to prevent your upper and lower front teeth from shifting. If the retainer breaks at any time during the retention phase, please don’t try to fix it or adjust it yourself; call us immediately so we can schedule an emergency appointment.

Clear Plastic Retainers 

Much like Invisalign, the clear plastic or Essix retainer is a clear, removable retainer that fits over the entire arch of teeth. These retainers have no metal and are virtually invisible. They are durable, comfortable, and easy to wear.

Contact Your Orthodontist in Plano Today!

If you have any questions about our retainers, please feel free to contact us. If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, we encourage you to give us a call at (972) 596-2917 or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to seeing you and making your orthodontic treatment go as smoothly as possible!