Orthodontic Retainers & Nightguards

The benefits of orthodontic treatment will last a lifetime if you wear your retainers. We want your smile to stay beautiful and straight for years to come! 

Once the active orthodontic appliances are removed, our patients receive retainers to stabilize the dental correction. Failure to wear the retainers may result in undesirable movement of the teeth, which could lead to needing re-treatment. Dr. Phillis works with you to determine the best type of retainer to keep your smile looking great!

Retainers We Offer:

  • Permanent retainers
  • Clear retainers
  • Wire (Hawley) retainers
  • Nightguards
  • We also offer complimentary custom sports guards after orthodontic treatment is completed.

Dr. Phillis will review with you how often your retainers should be worn.  

  • Most often, we recommend wearing your retainers ALL the time, for the first 3 months after we finish orthodontic treatment.
  • After that, we recommend “Night-time for a Life-time” to keep your smile looking its best for all your future adventures.


  • Custom nightguards can function as a retainer for patients that clench or grind their teeth.
  • Some patients benefit from a nightguard to protect their teeth from excessive wear, and/or help improve TMJ discomfort.
  • Nightguards are customized appliances, that are tuned in to the specifications of your teeth and the fit of your bite.
  • Dr. Phillis will determine if a nightguard is the most appropriate option for your smile.
  • Our nightguards also maintain the alignment of your teeth, just like a retainer!