Retainers

Congratulations. Your braces are off and you’re now the proud owner of a confident smile for years to come – or at least you will be if you wear your retainers.

Retainers hold your teeth in their new position, and without them your teeth will start to drift with age. This can be back towards their original position and over time you might find yourself back where you started. It’s a completely avoidable outcome, but unfortunately all too common.

That’s why we place as much importance on retention as your treatment, and provide every patient with removable retainers and 12 months of follow-up care.

Clear retainers

If you’ve worn braces before, you might remember the metal and plastic retainers that were neither discreet nor comfortable. Good news: these are a thing of the past and we now use clear, removable retainers, which are virtually invisible. These custom-made retainers fit your smile perfectly, gently holding everything in place.

You’ll only need to put them in at night to maintain your new smile. To keep your retainers safe, we’ll provide you with a protective case to put them in when they’re not being worn, as well as cleaning tablets to keep them clean and fresh.

Fixed retainers

If you are paying for your own treatment, you’ll also be given fixed retainers. Also known as a bonded retainer, this consists of a thin wire, which is attached to the back of your front six teeth. You’ll quickly forget it’s there and with a little extra care it will last for many years.

Once your 12-month follow-up period has finished, you won’t be on your own. And although you shouldn’t need us, we’ll always be here to offer advice and help if you do.

If you lose or break your retainer, get in touch with us as soon as you can by calling 020 8977 7272.

Free Consultations

Free Consultations

Take the first step and book a free consultation with a specialist orthodontist.

Hidden Braces

Hidden Braces

Lingual braces are cleverly fitted onto the inside of your teeth

Clear Braces

Clear Braces

Clear braces blend in discreetly with your own teeth

Invisalign

Invisalign®

Invisalign aligners are clear, removable and virtually invisible

Opening times

  • Monday9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Tuesday8.00am to 6.00pm
  • Wednesday8.00am to 5.00pm
  • Thursday8.00am to 4.00pm
  • Friday8.00am to 2.00pm
  • Saturday by arrangement

What our patients say

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The lingual braces were far more comfortable than I expected and didn’t rub at all or change the way I spoke. I think it would have affected my confidence to wear braces on the front of my teeth at 21 and to be honest it really wasn’t an option for me. I went through two

Emma Binns 26th December 2015

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