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Each of your child’s braces adjustments at Dr. Chris Shannon’s orthodontic clinic has helped to bring their teeth into their ideal position and orientation. This will significantly reduce their chances of suffering chips, dental fractures, and dental attrition, while also providing them with a more attractive smile.

Once this has been achieved, Dr. Chris Shannon can uninstall the braces. However, it’s worth noting that there will still be a mild amount of residual tension in their dental sockets. If it isn’t addressed, it could cause their teeth to relapse out of alignment. To prevent this from happening, our team will provide them with an orthodontic retainer. This can be done immediately after their braces have been removed.

Hawley retainers are the most popular. It is a removable dental appliance made from a special type of acrylic. It incorporates stiff wires that lock the retainer in place with specific teeth.

If one area of their teeth needed significant correction, Dr. Chris Shannon might recommend cementing a fixed metal retainer behind the teeth. This sturdy metal band cannot be removed and will need extra focus in their daily oral hygiene routine. They will need to use your removable retainer for a specific amount of time each day. As the residual tension in their dental sockets fades, our professionals might adjust these times.

If you are in the Davenport, Florida, area and you have a question about retainers, you can call 863-877-1195 to speak to one of the orthodontic specialists at Shannon Orthodontics. Let our professional team help you get your best smile today!