After braces are removed, patients move into the life-long retention stage of treatment. Retainers must be worn to maintain the results of the orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Davis offers three types of retainers:

Hawley retainers: a removable retainer made up of metal wires and an acrylic base designed to fit comfortably in the roof of the mouth
Fixed retainers: permanent lingual retainers that are cemented to the backside of the lower canines
Essix retainers: a clear, removable retainer that fits over the entire arch of the upper or lower teeth