Retainers – an essential part of your treatment journey
Retainers are a very important part of your treatment. They help to keep your teeth straight once your braces have been removed. In fact, the correct and consistent wear of retainers is essential otherwise you can run the risk of relapse and your teeth could end up in the position they were in before you started orthodontic treatment.
There are two types of retainers:
Fixed retainers - These are permanent retainers that go behind your upper and lower teeth to prevent the teeth from moving. These are applicable in certain cases.
Removable retainers - These retainers can be removed, but it is essential you wear them as instructed to hold your teeth in their new position. Most removable retainers will need to be worn both day and night for the first three weeks, then at night after that.
How to care for your retainers
It is essential that you care for your retainers and attend retainer appointments as asked. Once your retainers have been fitted you will be instructed on how to care for them by our highly trained staff. Please follow these instructions as carefully as possible to ensure the best results. If you are unsure about any aspect on how to care for your retainer, please ask any member of staff and they will be happy to give you the necessary information.