Essix Retainer Upper – Lower

It can be an exciting feeling when it is finally time to have your braces removed. But your journey may not stop there. Your orthodontist may suggest that you wear retainers after your braces have been removed, and they’ll often be very adamant about it. Retainers are an important part in keeping your teeth straight after braces.

The retainers guide and maintain the position and alignment of teeth to create an attractive and beautiful smile, and today there’s wide a range to choose from. Essix retainers, in particular, are clear, slim molds that fit over your teeth, recommend as the final stage in a course of orthodontic treatment, or as a complete alternative to braces.

Category: Retention Tag: Upper or Lower


Treatment & Care

The Essix retainer is the most used vacuum formed retainer (VFR). A mold is initially made of the teeth in their new alignment, and then clear trays are created to fit over the arch in its entirety. VFR’s are similar to a Hawley Retainer, and also do not affect the aesthetic appearance of the smile.

There are many types of retainers a person can use to maintain their teeth in place after certain types of dental or orthodontic treatment. The type of retainers a patient is prescribed depends on the condition of their teeth, their previous dental and orthodontic treatment history, as well as what an orthodontist recommends as the best course of treatment.

Treatment & Care

Patients should wear the retention clear retainers for 22 hours a day and clean daily with toothpaste to prevent the buildup of plaque and odor. Avoid Efferdent and other effervescent solutions, as it may erode components on the appliance. It is recommended to use products like Databook or Retainer Splash.

  • Plastic: Raintree Essix Plus
  • Upgraded Plastic: Zendura