Types of retainers
We offer a variety of fixed and removable retainers at Embrace Orthodontists, and will recommend the one we think is best for your case. The types of retainers we offer include:
Essix retainers are clear removable retainers that mould over your teeth like Invisalign® aligners. Not only are they virtually invisible, they also encourage good dental hygiene because you can take them out when you brush and floss, and clean the retainer itself at the same time.
Vivera retainers are custom-made for Invisalign® patients with the same state-of-the-art technology used to make Invisalign® aligners.
Because they are custom, you will benefit from a precise and comfortable fit. You will also get three retainers, so that if one gets lost or damaged you can replace it.
Fixed lingual bars
A fixed lingual bar is a wire that is glued behind the front 4-6 upper and lower teeth. The fixed wire is great for retaining the front teeth and is easy to keep clean with regular oral hygiene and visits to the general dentist.
The Hawley retainer a durable removable retainer option. Hawley retainers are handmade in a lab using acrylic and wire, and fit snugly over your teeth. The wires will be visible over the front of your teeth when you smile.