How to Clean and Maintain Your Hawley Retainer Every Day

Once your Niles Dental orthodontist has removed your braces, you will need to wear a retainer so you can maintain the new alignment of your teeth. Without a retainer, the residual tension in your periodontal ligaments will slowly pull your teeth out of place. A Hawley retainer is the most common type of retainer Dr. Raymond R. Niles recommends for... read more »

A Retainer Maintains Your New Alignment After Your Braces Are Removed

Now that the braces installed by Dr. Raymond R. Niles have realigned your teeth to attain your ideal smile, they can be removed. However, once your braces are removed there will still be some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in place. This residual tension can slowly start to pull your teeth out of their ideal... read more »

Care and Cleaning Tips for Your New Retainer

Your braces have effectively realigned your teeth through the course of several adjustment sessions. Once your braces are removed there will still be some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth in place. If your new retainer is damaged or you don’t wear it during the prescribed times, it will likely increase the amount of time you need... read more »