Avant supplies a wide range of fixed and removable retainers to prevent post-orthodontic relapse. All our retainers are custom designed and manufactured with advanced technologies to ensure a precise patient fit. We also provide a fast and easy re-ordering process for replacement retainers.

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Precision you can count on

Avant uses advanced orthodontic technologies to design and manufacture dental retainers for a precise fit. Our precision retainers are more comfortable for the patient, which increases compliance and improves treatment outcomes.

Wide range of retainers

Avant custom designs and manufactures fixed and removable retainers to suit a wide range of dental applications. Our expert technicians can accommodate any special patient requirement to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes.

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Fast and easy replacement

Avant can keep your patient scans on file for the fast and easy replacement of broken, lost or damaged removable retainers. There is typically no need to provide new oral scans or impressions to order replacement retainers.

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FAQs

What types of retainers are available?

Avant supplies a wide range of custom-made fixed and removable retainers to fit any and every patient needs. However, some common types of retainers include:

Hawley retainer: A thin, acrylic base is moulded to fit the roof of the mouth or the lingual surface of the lower teeth. A stainless steel wire framework is attached to the base and wraps around the teeth to hold them in place.

Essix retainer: A transparent plastic material such as polypropylene is custom-designed to fit precisely over the patient’s teeth. While they are less noticeable than Hawley retainers, Essix retainers may be more prone to wear and tear.

Fixed or bonded lingual retainers: A thin wire is bonded to the back surfaces of the teeth with dental cement to provide long-term retention. Fixed retainers are typically not visible from the front.

How long do retainers last?

The lifespan of retainers typically depends on the type of retainer. Removable retainers – like a Hawley or Essix retainer – are more likely to be damaged or lost by the patient.

Fixed retainers, on the other hand, are designed for long-term use and can last for many years.

What are the benefits of retainers?

Retainers are predominately used to maintain teeth alignment, prevent post-orthodontic relapse, and improve bite and jaw stability.

Removable retainers typically make it easier for the patient to maintain good oral hygiene, and can be removed for eating and playing sport. They can also be easily replaced if broken or lost.

Fixed retainers overcome the challenge of poor patient compliance. They also provide constant and continuous force to keep the teeth in their corrected positions.

Why choose Avant for retainers?

Avant has invested heavily in digital workflows to ensure our retainer design, manufacturing and re-ordering processes are as fast and efficient as possible. Our expert technicians collaborate closely with dentists to ensure every retainer we design and make achieves a precise fit to improve patient comfort and compliance, and deliver the consistent treatment outcomes.

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