Fredericksburg Orthodontics & Invisalign Center offers several types of retainers, such as:
- Traditional retainer – traditional retainers are removable and made from a combination of acrylic and metal. The metal portion of the retainer wraps around the front side of the teeth to hold their position.
- Clear aligners – this type of retainer is made from smooth, comfortable plastic similar to Invisalign® and holds the teeth in their proper position.
- Fixed retainer – a fixed retainer is usually bonded to the lingual side (tongue side) of the six front lower teeth. This retainer is permanent, and patients can wear it for many years.
Fredericksburg Orthodontics & Invisalign Center encourages all patients who have completed orthodontic treatment to diligently wear their retainers to maintain a straight and healthy smile. If you are interested in learning more about how braces can improve your smile and your future oral health, schedule your complimentary consultation today at (540)898-7211.