Though different types of retainers are available, we will recommend the type that will work best for your situation and custom make it just for you.
Hawley or metal retainer is the most common type of retainer consisting of wires and clasps. We use the clasp to grasp the selected teeth such that it serves as an anchor for the retainer
Another type is the clear retainer made of clear or transparent plastic designed to fit perfectly over your teeth. Though advantageous because they are somewhat invincible, they are not as durable as the metal retainer.
Finally, we use fixed retainers for some patients and as the name suggests, they are not removable and thankfully not visible too. We recommend this retainer type when the teeth is at high risk to go back to its former position.
Though retainers can be uncomfortable at the beginning, our patients after a period of time adjust well to wearing one.