The Six Months Retention Phase
The retention phase is one of the most challenging aspects of orthodontics. The purpose of retention is to keep your teeth in place after braces have been removed. Teeth tend to want to shift back into their original positions once braces are removed. Retainers are used to keep teeth in their new positions until the new bite is more stable and less likely to relapse.
CC Braces is Corpus Christi's only provider of 3D scan for the RETAINER CLUB for retainer subscription at an affordable price. We scan your teeth and send the 3D scan to the retainer club for you to choose your retainer subscription plan. The Retainer Club offers 3 subscription choices and the retainers are delivered right to your door directly from the Retainer Club.
Types of Retainers
Invisible Retainers - The invisible retainer is a transparent, removable retainer that fits over the entire arch of teeth. Clear retainers are made of a clear thermoplastic material and have no wires. Clear overlay retainers are small and easy to wear. They also protect the surfaces of your teeth if you have a grinding (bruxism) or clenching habit. To clean these retainers, brush them with toothbrush and hand soap using warm water. Your retainers should be worn at least 8 hours at bedtime, unless directed to wear longer by the doctor.
Fixed Retainers - Bonded 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! Patients with bonded lingual retainers must be careful with their bite as the bonding material may break due to incorrect biting and cause teeth to shift quickly. As with removable retainers, it is important to keep them clean. When brushing, make sure to carefully clean the inside of your lower teeth as well as the wire.