Retainers

Is your orthodontic case finishing up and you need to keep your hard work preserved? Do you need to hold a space for a future restoration? Regardless of the need, NDX retainers will maintain the exact position of the teeth and come in a variety of designs and colors. For specific details or to request a consultation on the best retainer for your patient, contact our appliance experts today.

Hawley Retainer

Available for both upper or lower arches, the Hawley is cold cure acrylic with an embedded labial bow and accompanying retentive clasps.

  • Various colors of acrylic available
  • Choose from Adam’s, ‘C’ clasps, ball clasps, and other retentive clasp options
  • Customized design or lab recommended

Advantages:

  • Multiple designs allow it to work for almost every patient
  • No occlusal coverage means it will not wear down from bruxing
  • Acrylic and ortho-wire construction increases long-term durability
  • Easy to adjust chairside

Dental Insurance Codes:

  • D8680
  • D8692 (replacement)
  • D8694 (repair)

Invisible Retainers

Invisible retainers are thin lightweight and easy to wear. During the day, speech impingement is minimal and the clear aesthetic look makes them almost unnoticeable. They are fabricated by pressure-forming a sheet of plastic retainer material around a model. A hard die-stone or PVS impression is recommended for primary records.
  • Available in different gauges for different levels of comfort and retention
  • Borders can be finished straight or scalloped
  • Retainers require good tooth surface for retention
  • Material can be damaged by severe bruxers

Advantages:

  • Clear design makes them aesthetic for daytime wear
  • Economical option with a fast turnaround time
  • Can be made over shorter spans
  • Bonds with cold-cure acrylic