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Retainers After Braces

retainers after bracesWearing retainers after braces is extremely important. Many people feel so relieved to have their braces removed that they fail to follow the correct instructions with their retainers. However, this is not advisable if you want your teeth to stay in a straight position. Pearl Dental Clinic have a range of retainers to help you keep your teeth beautifully straight for years to come.

Why are retainers so important?

When teeth straightening appliances are removed the teeth are susceptible to movement. The teeth have a good memory and want to return to their original positions. Most dentists will agree that often the hardest part of orthodontics is not the initial straightening but keeping them in the same place. A retainer has two purposes, they prevent the teeth from moving back, but they also help the teeth to adapt and settle into their new positions.

Types of retainers after braces

Hawley Retainer: The Hawley Retainer is the traditional style retainer that most people would picture. It has a plastic palette with metal wires that grip the teeth.

Fixed Retainers: A fixed retainer is attached to the back of the teeth. Unlike other retainers, this one is not removable, therefore, it is easier to keep the teeth in alignment.

Vivera Retainers: The Vivera Retainer is made by Invisalign. Like the Invisalign brace, the Vivera is a clear retainer that is virtually invisible. The smooth polyurethane resin ensures a precise fit coupled with comfort and discretion.


If you would like to undergo orthodontic treatment then you can call our experienced team on 0208 547 9997. The clinic also offers a range of general dentistry and an emergency dental service. If you are in need of emergency treatment you can call us or, alternatively, you can take advantage of our convenient emergency walk-in service.

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm. You can book an appointment by calling us on 0208 547 9997 or emailing us or booking an appointment online

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