Types of retainers
At Lincoln Orthodontics we offer two types of custom retainers: fixed and removable retainers.
Fixed retainers are thin metal wires that are bonded to the back of your teeth. Because the retainer is fixed, you won’t have to worry about losing it, but you should take extra care to keep it clean so that plaque doesn’t build up around your retainer.
Removable retainers look a bit like Invisalign® clear aligners. They slot over your smile like a sports mouthguard and can be taken out for meals and regular brushing and flossing. These removable retainers are completely clear for the ultimate discretion.