Custom-made orthodontic retainers

After your orthodontic treatment is finished we create professional, comfortable, custom-made retainers to help hold your teeth in place for life. We have several types of long-term retainers, and your Specialist Orthodontist will help you decide which one is best for your unique situation and lifestyle.

Vivera retainers

After you have transformed your smile with Invisalign® Clear Aligners, a Vivera retainer will be designed to help prevent your teeth from shifting over time. This retainer is clear and invisible, similar to the aligners you used throughout your orthodontic treatment. You can count on the Vivera retainer’s durability and strength to keep your smile straight for years to come.


Bonded retainers

A bonded retainer is a very thin piece of wire that is attached permanently to the back of your teeth after orthodontic treatment. It won’t be visible when you smile, though you will be able to feel it with your tongue. Generally, a bonded retainer only spans across the back of 4-6 teeth in the front of your mouth. After you’ve had it a while, you’ll probably forget it’s even there. The nice benefit of a bonded retainer is you won’t lose it! Many parents choose this type of retainer for their children to minimise action needed after braces treatment. Once the bonded retainer is installed, your only responsibility is to keep it clean through regular brushing and flossing (and you do that anyway)!

Essix retainers

Essix retainers are yet another type of clear removable retainer. They are designed to fit your specific mouth and bite, and should be worn for a year or more after treatment (your Specialist Orthodontist will give you all the details). The benefit of a clear retainer is that no one will know you’re wearing it.

Essix retainers

We are committed to the longevity of your smile

At Melton Orthodontics, our vision for you is a life-long smile you are proud to show the world. Our dedicated staff works intentionally to provide you with lasting results. Our retainers ensure that your smile stays straight and bright long after you leave our office.