Retainers | Specialist Orthodontist In Surbiton | Invisibrace

Retainers: keeping your teeth straight

After investing time and money into orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth, you want to ensure they stay in position. This is the role of retainers and it's often said this last phase of treatment is the most important. 

What is the retention phase?

On average, orthodontic treatment takes between 18 and 24 months. Your teeth need time to move into a straighter position, which also means once they arrive they need time to stabilise. This is the role of the retention phase of treatment. 

After your braces or aligners have been removed, our specialist orthodontist, Dr Darsh Patel, will fit you with retainers. These are a little bit like mini mouthguards and are used to hold your teeth in position. We recommend retainers are worn for a minimum of one year; however, to achieve the best results we do suggest they are worn on a long-term basis as teeth can move throughout life. 

Meet the team

Meet the team who will care for you at Invisibrace throughout your orthodontic treatment journey.

Darsh Patel

Principal Orthodontist

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Surekha Patel

Business Manager

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Angela Gadaleta

Lead Specialist Nurse

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Chrystal Sharp

Orthodontic Therapist

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Diana Podgorska

Hygienist

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Sarah

Lingual braces

"My friends said my teeth looked really good. The whole experience was really good! I'd really recommend it."
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Types of retainers

At Invisibrace, we will recommend one of two retainers:

Removable retainers: These are like thin sports mouthguards or Invisalign aligners and sit over your teeth. To begin with, you will need to wear your retainers day and night, but after your teeth have had time to settle, we'll advise you just to wear them at night. The retainers are removable so you can eat, brush and floss as per normal. 

Fixed retainers: These retainers consist of a thin wire which is attached to the back surface of your teeth. This means it is permanent but is perfectly safe to wear for extended lengths of time. If we fit you with a fixed retainer we'll also show you the best technique for cleaning your teeth to ensure no food gets stuck in the wire. 

We will recommend the most appropriate type of retainer to keep your teeth in position, and help you maintain your treatment results by designing a retainer specifically for your needs. 

For more information on retainers, give the friendly team at Invisibrace a call today.

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