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The braces installed in your mouth by Dr. Bertha Dieguez and her associates at the orthodontic clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, represent a serious investment in correcting the alignment of your teeth. This has been done through the course of multiple adjustment sessions.

Each one of these special appointments applied modest tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in their sockets. Once your teeth have been brought into their ideal position, your orthodontist can remove the braces hardware from your mouth. Afterward, she will likely provide you with a removable Hawley retainer to help prevent your upper teeth from relapsing out of their new position.

If your lower teeth or another area required significant realignment from your braces Dr. Bertha Dieguez might also recommend installing a fixed retainer. It is a strong metal band adjusted to the shape of your lower teeth. It will be cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive to hold them in the correct position.

If you had braces installed at Dr. Bertha Dieguez’s orthodontic clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, and you have a question about retainers, you can call 205-980-4744 to speak to a member of staff at Dieguez Smiles.