Retainers after braces

Removable retainers

Removable retainers are custom-made to perfectly fit your teeth and preserve your smile. They are virtually invisible and very easy to wear. Occasionally, we may recommend a ‘Hawley’ retainer, which is made from acrylic and features a thin wire that runs along the front of your teeth.

Removable retainers

Fixed retainers

Fixed retainers have the advantage of being permanently fixed to the back surfaces of your front teeth, offering a long-term solution to orthodontic relapse (teeth moving after braces). They consist of a single thin wire, so they’re unobtrusive and you’ll quickly forget they’re there.

Fixed retainer