Removable retainers are worn full-time for 4 months immediately after the treatment finishes. The next 9 months require night only wear. These retainers are easy to clean by simply brushing them with a toothbrush and toothpaste or liquid soap. Removable retainers are checked and adjusted every 4 months.
Permanent wire retainers are placed on the inside of the lower front teeth. A permanent retainer may be placed on the inside of the upper front teeth as well. These retainers are easy to clean by simply brushing the inside of your teeth. Flossing underneath the wire is quick and easy using Superfloss or floss threaders.