Retainers help maintain the correct alignment of your teeth after you receive orthodontic treatment. There are several different types of retainers from which you can choose, but acrylic retainers continue to stand the test of time.
What Are Acrylic Retainers?
Acrylic retainers, also called Hawley retainers, are made of metal and acrylic. Designed to fit your mouth’s unique shape, the acrylic portion comfortably fits the roof of your mouth to provide durability and support. A thin metal wire attaches to the back of the retainer and stretches across the front of your teeth to preserve their alignment.
Benefits of Acrylic Retainers
Acrylic retainers are considered safe and can last up to 10 years. They are easily adjustable, so your dentist can continue to fine-tune your bite after braces if needed.
Unlike clear retainers, acrylic retainers allow your top and bottom teeth to align and touch comfortably. Acrylic retainers are also easy to clean, and they can be easily repaired if they are ever broken or damaged.
Transform Your Smile in Vallejo, CA
If you want to transform your smile, our dentists in Vallejo, CA can provide you with the exceptional dental care you deserve. Dr. Morgan Nordstrom and Dr. William Vizzolini offer clear and fixed retainers for adults and teens who desire straighter, healthier smiles.
To schedule an appointment at our dental office, please call us at (707) 643-2660.
We can't wait to help you reach your smile goals!