You Will Need to Use a Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

Through the course of multiple adjustment sessions with your orthodontist, Dr. Kirby Nelson, your teeth have been successfully realigned for a healthier mouth and a winning smile. It’s important to note that your braces were just the very first step in the alignment process. Once they are removed, a retention phase is required to make sure your teeth hold their... read more »

A Hawley Retainer Requires Some Basic Care and Cleaning Each Day

Through the course of your adjustment sessions with Kirby Nelson Orthodontics’s orthodontic team, your teeth have been moved into their ideal alignment. To be able to enjoy your new winning smile for years to come, you will need to use a retainer. A Hawley retainer is the most common type of retainer that our orthodontists recommend. Most people need to... read more »

The Three Different Retainer Options

Now that your Kirby Nelson Orthodontics orthodontist has successfully adjusted your teeth to their ideal alignment, your braces can be removed. But after your braces have been removed a retention phase is required to make sure your teeth will stay in their ideal alignment for a lifetime. Your new alignment will still have some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments... read more »