You’ve made it through the long haul of orthodontic treatment. The braces are off and you can finally enjoy that phenomenal smile that you wanted so badly. You love to flash your pearly whites, knowing that your teeth look amazing. There’s only one problem. Your treatment isn’t over yet. You need to follow through with the final stage of orthodontic treatment if you want optimal results.
Hawley retainers are extremely effective devices for orthodontic maintenance. If you love your new smile, you need to take care of it. That means more than just brushing and flossing. A Hawley retainer will help you to make sure your years of orthodontic treatment will pay off.
Why Do You Need a Hawley Retainer?
Hawley retainers are of excellent quality and will stand up to the test when it comes to orthodontic maintenance. These removable retainers are customized to fit your mouth to make sure they will do the job properly. A metal wire wraps around your teeth, holding them in position, attached to a piece of smooth plastic that fits snugly against the roof of your mouth. Once you become accustomed to your Hawley retainer, you will hardly know it is there. They are discreet, especially when compared to most types of braces. Most importantly of all, they will make sure your orthodontic treatment doesn’t go to waste.
Don’t Let Your Teeth Fall into Old Patterns
Adjusting your teeth through orthodontic treatment is a long process. Even when you finally have your teeth properly aligned, they can begin to shift back into their previous position. In order to avoid this problem, a Hawley retainer is effective in retaining the proper alignment of your teeth.
The amount of time that you have to wear your retainer will vary depending on your personal situation. Our orthodontist may recommend that you wear your retainer day and night for at least the first six months to a year after your braces come off. Expect to continue to wear your retainer at night for another six months.
This little inconvenience is a small price to pay when you see the results every time you look in the mirror. You’ve put in the investment of time and money needed to get an incredible smile. Now you need to go the distance with a Hawley retainer to keep your teeth looking their best.
Ask Our Orthodontist About a Hawley Retainer
You need to stay committed to taking care of your teeth. Your orthodontic work will do more than give you an unforgettable smile. It can help you to avoid sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. Properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean as well. Give yourself all of the advantages of a healthy, properly aligned smile.
Talk to our team at Pack Orthodontics about the benefits of Hawley retainers and get ready for the final phase of treatment. When your time with a retainer is over, you can truly enjoy the full potential of your smile. Our offices are located in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.