Once your treatment is complete, the best way to keep your teeth straight and your smile beautiful is through retainers. Here at Schoettger Orthodontics, a combination of both fixed and removable retainers are used to maintain your smile. The best way to ensure great results is to wear them exactly as instructed. Otherwise, some of the great progress made by your braces will be lost.
There are three keys to getting the most out of your retainers:
The Herbt appliance is used to help encourage the lower jaw forward. In many cases, this appliance is needed to correct an overbite. Instructions can be found here.
A lower lingual archwire is commonly used as a space maintainer. It maintains the position of the molars as adult teeth are erupting in the lower arch.
A Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE) is used to expand the width of the palate. It is commonly used to eliminate crossbites.