Many people believe orthodontics is complete when the braces are removed or Invisalign aligners are completed. This is almost true!
Retention is probably the most important part of your orthodontic treatment and begins happens once your braces come off or your aligners are completed. With your teeth having moved into their new and desired positions, you want to keep them there! That’s the job of a retainer.

How do retainers work?

There are two types of retainers: Removable retainers are generally made of clear plastic very similar to Invisalign aligners. Fixed retainers are simply a small metal wire that is bonded to the back of your teeth and is not visible to others.
Our orthodontist will advise you when to wear your retainer to get the best results, but ideally you should wear the retainers both day and night for 6 weeks, then just at night times, for as long as you want straight teeth!

Care of your retainer

Keep your retainer in good condition to ensure it is most effective. Removable retainers should be removed for eating and kept in the special case when they are not being worn to prevent damage or loss!