Retainers in Pembroke Pines & Plantation, FL
After orthodontic treatment is complete, your smile looks amazing. To maintain those straight teeth and proper bite, an orthodontic retainer must be worn. If not, all that time and hard work would be for naught. Retainers in Plantation, FL prevent your teeth from shifting back into the previous positions. The dental staff at Jacaranda Smiles encourage patients to wear teeth retainers as recommended.
The most commonly used orthodontic retainer is the Hawley removable appliance. This type of custom retainer is crafted of metal wires and an acrylic base. It fits comfortably and snugs in the roof of the mouth. It is designed to maintain the upper arch width. Hawley retainers are easy to adjust as needed. For a fun, personalized look, they are also available in a variety of colors and patterns.
Fixed Teeth Retainer
One of the easiest ways to wear a retainer in Plantation, FL is to have it permanently attached. Fixed retainers are bonded to the inside surfaces of the upper and lower front teeth. Be sure to clean carefully behind the bottom teeth and the wire when brushing. If your Plantation orthodontist prescribes a fixed retainer, also be careful how you bite. Improper biting can cause the bonding material to break, and your teeth will shift.
Invisible Orthodontic Retainer
An invisible orthodontic retainer is a more discreet device. The removable, transparent retainer fits over the entire arch. The lightweight material is flexible and comfortable to wear. Clear retainers work well at holding the position of teeth, but sometimes need to be replaced due to wear and tear.
Depending on the best support for your teeth and your cosmetic desires, your Plantation, FL dentist will recommend the best retainer for you.
Dr. Milan Khakhria
Our orthodontist, Dr. Milan Khakhria (pronounced Ka-kria), was born and raised in Kenya, hence the safari theme of his office. At the age of 16, he went to England to complete his Dental degree from the University of Manchester Dental School. Before entering private practice in London, Dr. Khakhria also completed a one-year General Practice Residency. During this time in London, he met and married his lovely wife, Priti.