retainers in west springfield

Keep Your Teeth Where You Want Them

Enjoy Your New Smile for the Long Run

After the long process of wearing braces, you want to protect the investment you’ve made on your smile.

Anyone who has used teeth aligners, whether traditional metal braces, lingual braces, or clear aligners like Invisalign, will need to use a retainer to keep teeth in their new place. Trü Orthodontics offers affordable, convenient retainers in West Springfield!

Retainers Overview

Once you’ve straightened your teeth with orthodontic intervention, nothing is technically stopping your teeth from migrating back to their original place. That’s why our orthodontic experts recommend wearing retainers to help keep your teeth where they should be.

Retainers are most commonly made of plastic and custom made to fit perfectly over your teeth. We can also use shaped metal wire fixed to a plastic frame to prevent the teeth from shifting. Wearing retainers at night is the only way to keep your new smile around for the long run!


The purpose of your retainer is to ensure your teeth do not revert to their original positions after treatment.



Open bite

Cross bite

Crowded teeth


Generally crooked teeth

How Retainers Work

Once you’ve successfully completed your orthodontic treatment at Trü Orthodontics, your orthodontist in West Springfield, VA, will prescribe the use of a retainer to maintain your results. They prevent teeth from shifting back to their original positions, a process known as relapse. Retainers come in two main types: the Hawley retainer, made of acrylic and metal wire, fits the roof of the mouth or lower gums, while the clear plastic retainer, similar to Invisalign aligners, is less noticeable and covers the entire arch of teeth. The material choice depends on your orthodontist’s recommendation. You should wear your retainer as prescribed which is most often at night.

What to Expect

You’ll wear your retainers every night while you sleep following the end of your teeth straightening process. If you miss a night or two, you shouldn’t experience any issues when you put your retainer back in. If you go too long without wearing your retainer, you may experience discomfort when you wear it. If this happens, it’s a good idea to come in for a check-up!

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Why Choose Trü for Retainers in West Springfield?

Customized Approach

We know that no two patients have the same set of teeth, so why would your treatments be the same? We always take the time to customize orthodontic solutions to meet your needs.

Compassionate Providers

Our providers share a passion for our patients and the work. When you come to Trü Orthodontics, you can expect to be treated with respect and compassion.

Advanced Technology

Our patients receive advanced 3D scanning instead of old-fashioned mold-taking to ensure a flawless fit for retainers and other orthodontic devices.

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Enjoy Affordable Retainers for Life

Get the smile you adore, and keep it that way!