Alaska Braces



114 Minnie St., Suite B , Fairbanks, AK 99701

Orthopedic Retention

Your North Pole Dental Clinic for Orthodontic Retention

After we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far. Follow these guidelines:

  • Wear your teeth retainer full-time until Dr. Hobson tells you differently.
  • When eating, take out your retainer and put it in its case so it doesn’t get lost.
  • Once a day, clean your teeth retainer with toothpaste and a toothbrush to remove plaque and odors.
  • Always put your retainer in its case when you are not wearing it!
  • Remember to remove your teeth retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.
  • Be careful with your retainer as it can be broken easily.
  • If a teeth retainer breaks, please call our office immediately.
  • Bring your retainer to every appointment.
  • Do not wear your teeth retainer while swimming.
  • The plastic on your retainer can melt, so do not put it in hot water, leave it in a hot car or accidentally run it through the washing machine!

Discover your child’s best smile — and yours — with teeth alignment at Alaska Braces dental offices in Fairbanks, AK. Call 907-457-7878 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Patients come to us from Fairbanks, College, Fox, Ester, Chena, North Pole and close-by locations.


My son went in for a consultation and I was pleasantly surprised with how helpful and kind everyone was. He was nervous, but the woman we saw made him smile and loosen up. We decided to go with Dr. Hobson after seeing how understanding and caring his staff was and considering the fact he does interest free payments, I can now afford braces for my son!.
~Christina M

Dr. Henry placed a TAD for me to help fix my overbite and had originally planned to place more but moved right in the middle of my treatment. So my treatment plan changed when Dr. Hobson came in and he decided the TADS would not work well enough for my condition and teeth removal was needed. Since I had already been given a quote from Dr. Henry, Dr. Hobson completely covered the difference in cost to have my teeth pulled! He went above and beyond in making a unfortunate change, easy!.

Smiles are the greatest asset of your personality. Showing off your new smile is a great way to improve your self-esteem.

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