Dental Retainers in Ashton, MD

Dental retainers are designed to maintain your new, straight smile once your orthodontic treatment is complete. At Ashton Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, our team will be here to celebrate your new smile and help you keep it straight and healthy for the rest of your life. We know you worked hard to achieve the smile of your dreams and we’re going to help you keep it that way!

About Dental Retainers

Dental retainers can be either fixed or removable, and your orthodontist will recommend the right type for you. Each set of retainers are custom-made for your new smile. Here are a few things to note about the different types of retainers:

  • Traditional removable retainers consist of a piece of acrylic that is arched to fit the roof of your mouth and a metal wire that surrounds the front of your teeth.
    • The metal wires on a traditional removable retainer can be adjusted by your orthodontist to finish treatment or aid minor movement in the front teeth, if necessary.
    • Removable retainers can also take the form of a clear aligner tray created from a mold of your new smile and worn completely over your teeth.
  • Fixed retainers are simply a wire bonded to the back of your bottom or top front teeth. Typically, fixed retainers are worn for life, or until the cement begins to fail. If that begins to happen, contact your orthodontist.

Questions about Retainers? Contact Us Today!

At Ashton Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, we’re here to make sure your smile stays in great shape, even after you get your braces off. Schedule a complimentary consultation today and we’ll help you take care of your new, beautiful smile!