Types of retainers
At Beam Orthodontics, we offer two types of retainers - fixed and removable.
Removable retainers: Removable retainers are made of clear, thermosetting plastic and look a bit like Invisalign® clear aligners. They are virtually invisible and very comfortable to wear.
We recommend you wear your removable retainers full-time for the first week, and 12 hours a day after that. We’ll check in every three months for the first year, and gradually reduce the wear to alternate nights for the long term.
Fixed retainers: Fixed retainers are attached behind your teeth to ensure long-term 24/7 stability. These are particularly useful if teeth were very crooked and crowded to start with. We will monitor your progress post-treatment to ensure your retainer is working as planned.