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Orthodontist in Boca Raton FL and Wellington FL, Dr. Brad Santelli, wants your new smile to be perfect forever.  Once we remove your braces, we will move into the retention stage of your treatment.  Maintaining the results you achieved during the treatment phase is key to the success of the entire orthodontic process.  Your retention phase is Lifetime!  Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you've put in so far.

Hawley Retainers

Hawley_retainerThe Hawley retainer, one of the most common types, is a removable retainer made of a combination of metal wires and sturdy acrylic, and is designed to keep your teeth in place.  This retainer is specially made from impressions or a digital scan of your teeth so that it fits snugly and comfortably in the roof of your mouth, while any wire or acrylic framing keeps your teeth in perfect position. The acrylic can also be personalized with a large number of colors and/or patterns.

Fixed Retainers

lingualbondedretainerBonded lingual retainers are cemented directly to the inside surface of your lower canines (eye teeth).  This is one of the best ways to prevent your lower teeth from shifting as it is permanently attached.  As with removable retainers, it is important to keep them clean.  When brushing, carefully clean the inside of your lower teeth as well as the wire.  If your retainer breaks at any time during the retention phase, please do not adjust it yourself.  Call us immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.

Essix Retainer

essixThe Essix retainer is a clear removable retainer that fits over the entire arch of teeth.  Essix retainers have no metal wires and are virtually invisible. They are very durable and easy to wear.

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9930 Clint Moore Rd., Suite D102Boca Raton, FL 33496


3319 Florida 7 #211Wellington, FL 33449

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