A retainer is a custom-made appliance that needs to be worn once you have finished straightening your teeth and have had your braces removed.
Which retainer approach is most appropriate in maintaining the teeth in their new position after the end of orthodontic braces?
FIXED RETAINER . DENTIST RETAINER . REMOVABLE RETAINERS.
Once people finish having their teeth straightened with orthodontic braces, the teeth will tend to get crooked again. Orthodontists try to prevent this by using different retention procedures. Retention procedures can include either wearing retainers, which fit over or around teeth, or stick onto the back of teeth, or by using something called 'adjunctive procedures'. Adjunctive procedures either change the shape of the contacts between teeth, or involve a very small procedure to cut the connection between the gum and the neck of the tooth. Some of the retainers are Hawley's retainer, essix retainer, permanent retainer, fixed retainer, clear retainers, lingual retainer, removable retainer and transparent retainers.