Wearing retainers will help you maintain your results for life.
The Different Types of Retainers
There are a number of different types of retainers, including the traditional acrylic and wire retainers called Hawley retainers, removable, clear retainers, known as Essix-style retainers, and permanent retainers that are bonded behind the teeth. At our San Diego orthodontics office, removable clear retainers are the most popular choice.
Custom Clear Retainers Made In-House
Being the high-tech orthodontics practice we are, we make custom clear retainers in-office. We use our 3D printer to create a model based on digital scans of your final smile. The model is placed in our vacuum forming machine to fabricate your appliances from medical-grade, BPA-free plastic. We’ll trim, polish and package your retainers and give you instructions for wearing them.