Fixed/Bonded retainers are attached to your teeth and should only be removed by your dentist.
Hawley retainers are the most common type, made of a plastic base that conforms to the shape of your mouth, with a wire wrapping around your teeth. They are easily removable for eating or brushing. Usually, these retainers should be worn full-time for a year after your braces are removed, and then further on your orthodontist’s recommendation.
Vivera retainers are custom made for you with the same state-of-the-art technology used to make Invisalign aligners. Because the retainers are custom made from an impression or scan of your teeth, you will benefit from a precise fit and therefore more comfortable fit.