Retainers are designed to keep newly straightened teeth in place after the finishing point of orthodontic treatment. They can come in a number of different forms, including removable palate retainers, which are comprised of a clear palate and thin wire, and fixed retainers, which are bonded to the rear of the teeth.
Your retainers will need to be worn for a specified period of time to reinforce the new tooth alignment after treatment with fixed braces or removable aligners. Patients benefit immensely from the use of retainers as they make certain the results of orthodontic treatment, improve self-image and boost confidence.
Our dentist will recommend the most appropriate type of retainer depending on the patients’ braces treatment and oral condition. There are four main types of retainers: Fixed, Hawley, Essix and Vivera. Each type of retainer has its own benefits.