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Need retainers to keep your teeth straight? Come visit us in Glasgow to find the best solution, specific to your individual needs.


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The Benefits



Keep your teeth straight

after finishing your treatment.


Protect your teeth

against clenching and grinding.


Oral Hygiene

Keeping your teeth well aligned makes for easier flossing and brushing.

Removable Retainers

Removable retainers can be taken in and out of your mouth, they are usually manufactured
in a clear, thermoplastic material and are worn at night.

Fixed Retainers

Fixed retainers are wires which are bonded behind the teeth to hold your teeth in place. These are usually worn in combination with clear, removable retainers.

Check this video from the BRITISH ORTHODONTIC SOCIETY which explains the different options you have for retainers.:


The most frequent questions, answered!

Do I need to wear retainers?

Yes! If you want to keep your straight smile for the long run, it is important to wear your retainer as instructed by your Specialist Orthodontist. This will probably be full-time at first, but can move to nighttime-only wear after your teeth adjust to their new positions.

What are the types of retainers?

At Milngavie Orthodontics, we offer two types of custom retainers: Fixed retainers: These are thin metal wires permanently fixed at the back of your teeth to comfortably maintain your smile. Take extra care to keep this area clean to avoid plaque from building up around your retainer. Removable retainers: Removable retainers are similar to Invisalign® clear aligners that can be removed for meals and brushing or flossing. They are completely transparent and discreet.

How do I take care of my retainers?

ACHIEVING A STRAIGHTER SMILE IS AN AMAZING FEELING, SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IT LASTS YOU A LIFETIME. HERE ARE THE BEST WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR REMOVABLE RETAINERS: - Make sure to wear your retainers as instructed by your Specialist Orthodontist. - Remove your retainers for meals, drinks or swimming. - When removing your retainers, put them back in the retainer case and do not wrap them inside a napkin. (You wouldn’t want to throw them out by accident!) - Keep your retainers away from high heat. - If you need to have your retainers replaced, please contact us right away.

Do you have more questions about retainers?

Whether you’re looking to explore long-term smile straightening solutions or have questions about your retainers, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Milngavie Orthodontics.

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