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Alignment problems with your teeth can often be corrected by having Dr. Merissa Blais install braces onto your teeth at her orthodontic clinic. The components will need to be tightened on a regular basis to gradually re-position your teeth for a more appealing smile and a better functioning mouth.
Once the braces have been removed you will need to use some form of the retainer to help maintain the position of your teeth while any residual tension fades. A removable Hawley retainer is popular and effective for preserving the position of your upper teeth. This is a molded acrylic mouthpiece that conforms to the shape of your mouth and interlocks with your teeth through series of durable wires.
If there was one specific area that needed significant correction from braces Dr. Merissa Blais might fit you for an additionally fixed retainer. This is more common for lower front teeth or if your braces were needed to correct a significant overcrowding issue.
It is a sturdy metal band will be cemented in place behind your teeth in critical locations. This will serve to hold them in the new position while your teeth adapt to their new position.
If you are in Scarsdale, New York, and you have any questions about the best way to clean and maintain your fixed retainer, you can always call 914.472.9595 to speak to speak to a staff member at Blais Orthodontics.