Types of retainers
At Beachside Orthodontics, we offer two different types of retainer and will recommend the best one for you. On most patients we use both types of retainers, fixed and removable.
These look just like a mini mouthguard or an Invisalign aligner. Custom-made to your teeth, they slot over your newly straightened teeth to keep them in position. They’re clear, so no-one will be able to tell you’re wearing them, and because they’re custom-made, they won’t affect your speech or cause you any discomfort. You’ll need to wear your retainer every night for the first 12 months, then after that you will wear them 3-5 nights a week for the next 12 months. Longer wear of the retainers might be more crucial for certain patients after treatment, the orthodontist will advise if special instructions are required.