What Are the Different Types of Retainers?
The different types of retainers include Hawley retainers, clear retainers, permanent retainers, and Vivera retainers. Each type of retainer has its benefits. The one we recommend will be determined by what your specific needs are. This is based in part on your current oral health, age, and lifestyle. With innovative new retainer technology, we can easily create custom retainers that fit perfectly. We also offer removable and semi-permanent retainers.
What Is a Hawley Retainer?
One of the most common retainers is called a Hawley retainer. This removable retainer is made out of hard acrylic that serves as the baseplate. This retainer rests against the palate. A metal wire secures the retainer by wrapping around the canine tooth and six anterior incisors.
What Is a Clear Retainer?
Some retainers are designed to be clear and virtually invisible. These clear retainers are made out of see-through acrylic, with a little bit of wire to secure them in place. Professional adults often prefer these types of retainers because they are so discreet.