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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Good evening, my question to you is: is it possible to straighten my teeth with either hawley or essix retainers? The condition is not like over/under bite, or total gapping, just a little crowding. What is the cost of these retainers for both top and bottom?
It may be possible to do this with what is called envisaging which is a series of plastic trays that you would wear full time except to eat. Hawley retainers hold the teeth but do not move them. I cannot answer questions about fees since it would depend on the severity of the problem. All orthodontists would discuss fees before embarking on treatment.
Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University