Fixed Retainers in Liverpool

The Liverpool Brace Place
106-108 Duke Street
Liverpool Merseyside
L1 5AG

Orthodontics Your Treatment Fixed Retainers

Retainers are used to hold your teeth in their new position after you have completed a course of orthodontic treatment with braces. They are necessary because even after orthodontic treatment, your teeth can move out of position, as part of growing up or as part of the ageing process.

Retainers ensure that teeth are stabilised in the ideal position they have been moved into during your course of orthodontic treatment. Your jaw bone, gums and surrounding structures will eventually adapt to your teeth's new position, and using a retainer gives them the opportunity to do so. Wearing your retainer as instructed is the best way to ensure your teeth stay where you want them, and give you a smile to be proud of.

Fixed retainers are designed to stay in your mouth for a long period of time. They are made from a very thin piece of wire that is glued with a special bonding material to the back of your teeth. Because the fixed retainer is attached to the back of the teeth, they are invisible when you smile, so nobody need know that you are wearing them. They also alleviate the problems of removable retainers, including not wearing them for long enough, forgetting to put them in, or difficulty in keeping them clean.

Fixed retainers are made to uniquely fit your teeth. It does not hurt to have them fitted, although in some cases it may take a few days for your tongue to get used to the presence of the retainer. There may also be a slight impact on your speech, but both of these problems will resolve themselves within a few days.

As with braces, it is important to follow the care and cleaning advice we will give you for your fixed retainer. The most important thing to do is to ensure you are brushing your teeth correctly, to avoid plaque or tartar forming around the fixed brace. This can lead to tooth decay if you fail to brush properly. We can also give you hygiene and maintenance advice so that you can clean between your teeth without the retainer being damaged. Back to Orthodontics
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  • I've never had a problem getting an appointment and the staff are really flexible and friendly. The orthodontist is really approachable and I feel comfortable asking questions. It's the best £1800 I've ever spent and I'm made up with my new teeth! The best thing will be the day I get the brace off so I'll able to smile with confidence for the first time in years.

    Kelly Ramsden
  • I can't fault the service and I would highly recommend the practice.

    Michelle McGuinness
  • I would like to say a big thank you for all you have done for me over the past two and a half years. I have really appreciated it.

    Rachael Davies
  • My son was treated here on the NHS and his Mum and me were so impressed with his teeth that I decided to sign up for braces too! I would highly recommend this practice; I really couldn't fault the service.

    Phillip Rogers
  • You have made my smile go from Alan Carr's to Brad Pitt's! Thank you for your excellent work.

    Thomas Green
  • Thank you for giving me a super smile.

    James Quayle