Orthodontic Retention

Orthodontic Retention

Like all parts of the body, teeth and jaws continue to change throughout life.

This is no different for patients that have had orthodontic treatment.

All orthodontic patients at Smile Hawthorn will have a customised retention scheme that suits the needs of their teeth and jaws.

We offer both removable and fixed retainers that are made when your teeth are straight and you are happy with the result.

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Dr Carolyn's Pro-Tip:

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When used and maintained appropriately they act to keep your teeth in this desirable position throughout all the changes that happen with growth and time.

As teeth are always moving, having a retainer minimises the movements to ensure your smile looks great.

If your retainer breaks, make sure to get it repaired or replaced as soon as possible.


The information contained on this website is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek advice from a dental professional.

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Smile Hawthorn

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Smile Hawthorn is a modern family dental and orthodontic practice that provides comprehensive dental and specialist orthodontic services to the community.