Retainer (After braces)
Once orthodontic treatment has been completed, the use of retainers after braces is a very important part of the continuing maintenance of teeth and will go a long way toward keeping the same bite and smile that the braces formed over the previous few years.
Choosing the type usually involves the clinical needs of the individual case, the desires of the patient and the overall compliance that the dentist and patient can expect from retainer
This retainer is made up of acrylic moulded to the shape of your mouth and a wire to hold the teeth in place. It is removable, making it easy to clean, and the acrylic is available in a wide range of colours
Clear Plastic Retainer
This retainer looks much like the Fresno Invisalign trays. They are made of plastic and clear, making them virtually invisible to anyone except you. They are easy to remove and clean, but less durable than a Hawley retainer. They are not recommended for individuals who grind their teeth.
Fixed Bonded Retainer
This type of retainer is usually placed on the lower front teeth. It is not removable and is usually left in place for months. This solution is common for those who have a high risk of their teeth moving back into their old positions.