Retention is a very important phase of orthodontic treatment which maintains the teeth in their new position following active orthodontic treatment. There are two different types of retainers, removable and fixed/bonded. Your orthodontist will advise you on what type of retention is recommended. This can include a combination of both removable and fixed retainers.
Removable retainers are custom made devices made of clear plastic.
Fixed retainer consists of a wire glued to the inside of the front teeth.