One of the orthodontic options offered at Ricci Orthodontics are Hawley retainers. Hawley retainers help to keep your teeth in their correct alignment, preventing shifting and helping you maintain a beautiful, functional, and healthy smile. For more information on Hawley retainers in Johns Creek, Georgia, and to make your appointment with Dr. Steven Ricci, please call our office at 678-417-9848.
Hawley retainers are the most well-known type of removable retainer. This type of retainer is made of wires and clasps embedded in plastic or acrylic, and covers the roof of the mouth or lies along the tongue side of the teeth. The clasps keep your retainer in place, while the wire arching across the front of the teeth maintains the correct tooth alignment. Hawley retainers are easy to clean, and can last for years when cared for correctly. They also allow your teeth to meet in a normal, natural way, and can be easily adjusted by our orthodontist if necessary.
Hawley retainers cover the roof of your mouth when worn in the upper arch, and may cause you to lisp when you begin wearing your retainer. This type of retainer is also more noticeable, with arches across the fronts of your teeth. Patients who are concerned about their appearance may want to consider a different type of retainer to maintain their smile.
Please contact our practice to learn more about Hawley retainers and schedule a consultation with our orthodontist.