After treatment

After we remove your orthodontic appliance...the most important phase of treatment begins! Teeth move all through life whether you have had braces/Invisalign® or not.

To make sure that your teeth stay straight for a very long time, you need to wear retainers for the long term.

Custom retainers are included in every comprehensive treatment programme at The Brace, and these retainers will help you keep the stunning smile results you’ve worked so hard for.

After treatment

Two Types of retainers

We offer two main types of retainers at The Brace Orthodontic Practice - fixed retainers and removable retainers.

Two Types of Retainers


Removable retainers look a bit like Invisalign® clear aligners. They are custom-made for your smile. You can take your removable retainer out for eating and dental hygiene - but be careful not to misplace it!

For the best care of your removable retainer we recommend that you:

  • Keep it in its case at all times when not in use
  • Clean it gently and regularly with toothpaste
  • Keep it away from high heat (no hot water or dishwashers)
  • Avoid putting it in a napkin, as it will be easy to throw away!

Fixed Retainers

Fixed Wire Retainers

Fixed retainers are thin metal bars attached behind your front six teeth. As this retainer is not removable, you need to take extra care when brushing your teeth to make sure nothing gets stuck around your retainer. Because the fixed retainer is so thin, most patients forget they are wearing them.

Removable Retainers

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