Retainer is an orthodontic custom-made appliance, designed to hold teeth in position after realigning the teeth by means of fixed braces. Namely, once the brackets are removed, teeth tend to settle back into their original position. Retainers prevent this from happening and they maintain achieved results of the successful treatment.

Depending on the patient’s lifestyle and way of life, orthodontist recommend fixed or removable retainers.

Fixed retainer is a thin wire shaped in a way that it is attached (bonded) directly to the backsides of the teeth. It is fixed with composite material and permanently keeps the teeth in the desired position.

Removable retainer is made of transparent plastics and the patients themselves may remove it. It goes round the entire jaw.