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Retention

When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far. Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.

Retainer Color Planner

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Patients can personalize their wrap-around retainers by choosing from a large number of colors and/or patterns for the acrylic piece. To help you decide which color you want, click on each color and preview your design before your appointment!

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black
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Bonded Lingual Retainers

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Bonded lingual retainers are cemented directly to the inside surface of your lower canines (eye teeth). This is one of the best ways to prevent your lower teeth from shifting as it is permanently attached! Patients with bonded lingual retainers must be careful with their bite as the bonding material may break due to incorrect biting and cause teeth to shift quickly. As with removable retainers, it is important to keep them clean. When brushing, make sure to carefully clean the inside of your lower teeth as well as the wire.

If your retainer breaks at any time during treatment, please do not adjust it yourself. Call us immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.

Essix Retainer

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The Essix retainer is a transparent removable retainer that fits over the entire arch of teeth. Similar to Invisalign® trays, Essix retainers have no wires. They are inexpensive and easier to wear. They can be used for other treatments as well, including tooth movement and bridges.

Our Promise to You

As a team, we strive to help individuals and their families improve self-confidence and increase self-esteem through improved dental and physical health.

Orland Park Office

16624 S. 107th Ct.
Orland Park, IL 60467

708-460-7556 Get Directions

New Lenox Office

1425 E. Lincoln Hwy.
New Lenox, IL 60451

815-485-7556 Get Directions