Keeping your smile straight

Once we’ve transformed your teeth, we’ll fit discreet retainers to keep your smile beaming for many years to come. Retainers are an essential part of your orthodontic treatment, and you’ll need to wear them for life.

Your treatment will include fixed and/or removable retainers for the ultimate protection against orthodontic relapse.

Retainers are forever

Teeth sometimes have a desire to move back to their original positions after orthodontic treatment. Your retainers will hold them tight and prevent them from moving.

Over the first 12 months, your results will stabilise as your jaw bone ‘remodels’ around your new smile. However, your teeth could still move for many reasons, including the ageing process, genetics, teeth grinding and tooth loss. So, retainers are a lifelong commitment.

Types of retainers

Fixed retainers consist of a metal wire, which we attach behind your front teeth. They’re incredibly discreet and thin enough that you’ll forget they’re there.

Removable retainers resemble clear aligners. They’ll fit your teeth perfectly to stop them from relapsing. We’re one of a few orthodontic practices in Ireland who 3D-print our own retainers.

We can fit your removable retainers as soon as your braces come off before your teeth have a chance to move. Eventually, you’ll only need to wear your removable retainers at night to keep your teeth in check.

Aftercare by Jackie

We’ll give you all the care and support you need to keep your smile looking amazing. As well as retainers, you’ll receive 12 months of follow-up care, including regular check-ups, so we can keep an expert eye on your results.

You’ll need to replace your retainers every few years. If you lose or break them, let us know as soon as you can. We’ll need to organise a repair or replacements swiftly before your teeth start to stray.

When your treatment is complete, we’ll always be at the end of the phone, ready to offer advice and keep you smiling.

Your smile starts here

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Happy clients

From the time of my first appointment, to the day I got my braces off, Jackie made it the most pleasant experience and her attention to detail is amazing.

J. O’Neill, Kilkenny