What are retainers?
Retainers are essential as they help to keep your teeth straight when your braces are taken off. Teeth move all through life, and wearing retainers can limit the movement, keeping your teeth straight. Retainers can be fixed (a thin wire glued to the back of your teeth where they are invisible) or removable (clear plastic trays that fit snugly over your teeth and are almost invisible). As a private patient, you will be given both fixed retainers (a thin wire glued to the back of your teeth) and removable retainers (clear plastic trays that fit snugly over your teeth and are virtually invisible) to ensure your teeth stay straight. These are included in the cost of your treatment.
How long do I have to wear retainers after treatment?
Wearing retainers is a long term commitment. You can wear them before you go to bed and take them off in the morning. It is natural for teeth to move throughout your life.
Do you offer tooth whitening treatments?
Yes we do, and if you recommend a friend to us you are both entitled to free whitening! We currently offer a variety of home whitening systems.
I am unhappy with the service or my treatment, how do I complain?
We hope you will never need to complain about our service or the treatment you receive here. However, if you are unhappy please let us know either in person or in writing to Dr Murtuza Hasnaini, The Brace Orthodontic Practice, 15 Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ and also read our Complaints Policy.