After you’ve invested so much into your beautiful smile, you want to do everything possible to make sure it stays that way. Retainers are an important finishing step to your treatment, and an Essix appliance will help you stay assured and satisfied with your results.
The Goldreich Orthodontics team in Plano, Texas, creates your retainer in our lab to deliver your solution sooner and keep your orthodontic health on track.
What are Essix retainers?
The Essix dental appliance is a custom-made retainer formed from a mold of your teeth. Since it’s designed specifically to fit you, it’s comfortable for longer-term wear. Similar to other clear aligners, the Essix retainer covers your arches completely to provide better prevention against natural shifting.
Essix is completely removable, making it easy to brush and floss your teeth correctly. It also simplifies cleaning and basic care.
The Essix retainer offers discreet protection. It’s crafted of clear plastic for a more natural look, so you’ll always feel confident enough to flash a smile.
How do Essix retainers work?
The day you get your braces off is exciting as you begin to experience life with your new and improved smile. You can maintain those positive outcomes when you use a retainer after removing your braces.
Today’s retainer choices, like Essix, offer more flexibility than permanent wired ones. Instead of bonding to just a few teeth in the front, these appliances fully cover upper and lower arches. Since the retainer conforms directly to your mouth, it’s more effective at keeping your teeth and bite aligned in the proper positions.
Essix retainer care
The Essix appliance is durable and easy to care for. Follow these steps for the best results:
- Remove the retainer to eat or drink: You can drink plain water with the Essix in place. Other drinks or food could enter the appliance and gather, which causes build-up on your teeth and may lead to plaque or discoloration.
- Clean your retainer each time you take it out: Simply rinse the retainer with water or use a soft toothbrush and mild soap to remove debris. You can also use a specialized retainer cleaner, available at most groceries and pharmacies. Routine maintenance prevents bacteria from building up on the device.
- Keep your Essix in a case when not in use: Cases help prevent damage to your retainer and keep it secure from pets and dirt.
Why choose us?
Goldreich Orthodontics is the clear choice for retainers and orthodontic care in Plano, Texas. Our amazing team lives and works here, and we truly enjoy making a difference in our patients’ lives by giving them something to smile about. We have more than 200 years of combined experience to deliver you the best possible results.