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Removable Retainers

At Lazzara Orthodontics, our removable retainers are designed with a comfortable material that contours to the shape of your mouth. These practically invisible retainers seamlessly blend into your lifestyle. 

Learn more about how removable retainers can protect your results now! 

Types of Removable Retainers

Everyone’s teeth change positions over time — whether or not you have had braces — and a retainer preserves your ideal alignment. Wearing a retainer helps keep your teeth in place after orthodontic treatment. 

At the end of your treatment, you will either receive a removable or a permanent retainer. No matter what your needs are, Dr. Lazzara will choose the best retainer options for your needs. A set of retainers is included in your treatment fee!

We offer two different types of removable retainers at Lazzara Orthodontics. 

Invisible and removable aligners for teeth alignment

Essix Retainer

Essix retainers are constructed out of a similar material as Invisalign and other clear aligners. The translucent and tough construction of an Essix retainer allows for a discreet and reliable retention experience.
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Hawley Retainer

Hawley retainers use an acrylic palate that is form-shaped to your mouth. These attractive retainers use a thin wire that stretches across the front teeth to keep them in place.

Benefits of Removable Retainers

There are so many benefits to wearing removable retainers! Patients often tell us that they love the freedom and ease of their removable retainer. Here are some of the perks of removable retainers: 
  • Lightweight construction. 
  • Low-profile design. 
  • Shaped for comfort.
  • Guards enamel against teeth grinding.
Learn more about your retainer options during your free consultation!
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What to Expect with Removable Retainers

It can be daunting to be told you need to wear a retainer. Dr. Lazzara will choose the best option for your needs.

Here are some important care instructions that will help you meet your smile goals:

When Should You Wear Your Retainer?

Depending where you are in your treatment, you will need to follow different wearing guidelines. At the beginning — sometimes called the retention phase — you will need to wear your appliance full-time. 

After about six weeks of continuous wear, you will only need to wear it at night. Nightly retainer wear is an ongoing phase as retainer use will always be necessary throughout your life.

How Do You Clean and Store Your Retainer?

Regularly cleaning your retainer will help protect your teeth from harmful plaque buildup. Each retainer option requires different instructions for cleaning. Caring for retainers requires more than cleaning, though. Taking proper steps to care for your retainer will help you preserve your smile.

Complete Your Smile Journey With A Removable Retainer

Getting results that last a lifetime requires wearing a retainer. Whether you wear a removable or permanent retainer, we have the expertise to help you achieve a beautiful and lasting smile. 

If you are nearing the end of your orthodontic treatment, and want to know more about your retainer options, then call our office now! For over 20 years, we have helped the people of Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra/Nocatee transform their smiles. Call us at (904) 270-8750 or contact us online to get started now!

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