Preserving Your Beautiful Smile

At Top Class Dental in Burwood, our commitment to your oral health doesn’t end when your orthodontic treatment with braces or ClearAlign (Clear Aligners) is complete. Retainers play a vital role in maintaining the results of your orthodontic journey, ensuring that your smile remains beautifully aligned for years to come.

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Dr. Odette Lee

Principal Dentist

The Importance of Retainers

After the active phase of orthodontic treatment, during which your teeth have been moved into their desired positions, it’s crucial to stabilise these results. This is where retainers come into play. Retainers are custom-made dental appliances designed to hold your teeth in their new positions, preventing them from shifting back.

Types of Retainers

At Top Class Dental, we offer various types of retainers to suit your individual needs


Fixed Retainers

  • Fixed retainers, also known as bonded or permanent retainers, are attached to the back of your teeth. They are discreet and not visible when you smile.
  • These retainers provide continuous support and are an excellent option for those who may be prone to forgetting to wear removable retainers.


Removable Retainers

  • Removable retainers are clear, custom-fitted appliances that can be easily taken out for cleaning and eating.
  • They are a popular choice for post-orthodontic care as they offer convenience and comfort.


Nighttime Retainers

  • Nighttime retainers are typically worn while sleeping. They are designed to maintain your orthodontic results by preventing nighttime teeth shifting.
  • This option is favored by many patients who have completed their orthodontic treatment.

The Retention Phase

The retention phase of your orthodontic journey is essential for ensuring the longevity of your results. During this phase:


We will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for and wear your retainers.


Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor the stability of your smile and make any necessary adjustments to your retainers.


Commitment to wearing your retainers as prescribed is crucial to maintaining your beautifully aligned teeth.


Why Retainers Matter


Without proper retention, your teeth may gradually shift back to their original positions over time. Retainers help preserve the investment you’ve made in your smile and ensure that it remains healthy and attractive.

Invest in Your Smile's Longevity

At Top Class Dental, we understand that orthodontic care extends beyond the active treatment phase. Our commitment to your oral health includes providing you with the necessary tools and guidance to maintain your results.

If you have completed your orthodontic treatment or are in need of retainer replacement, our experienced orthodontist, Dr. Odette Lee, is here to assist you. Retainers are an essential component of your orthodontic journey, and we are dedicated to helping you enjoy the benefits of a beautifully aligned smile for years to come.


To learn more about our retainer services or schedule an appointment, please call us at 02 9744 0222. Thank you for considering Top Class Dental for your orthodontic care, and we look forward to being your trusted partner in preserving your beautiful smile.


Retainers are crucial for maintaining the results of your orthodontic treatment. After your teeth have been moved into their desired positions, retainers help prevent them from shifting back to their original alignment. Consistent retainer use is essential to preserving your beautifully aligned smile.

We offer different types of retainers, including fixed (permanent), removable, and nighttime retainers. The choice depends on your specific needs, lifestyle, and preferences. During your consultation, we will recommend the most suitable retainer type for you.

The duration of retainer wear varies from person to person. Typically, it is recommended to wear retainers full-time for several months after completing orthodontic treatment, and then transition to nighttime or part-time wear. Regular follow-up appointments with our orthodontist will help determine when you can reduce retainer usage.

Proper retainer care is essential. For removable retainers, follow the cleaning instructions provided. It often involves gentle brushing with a toothbrush and mild soap or soaking in a denture cleaner. Fixed retainers require thorough oral hygiene practices, including flossing using specialised tools and regular dental check-ups.

If your retainer is lost or damaged, contact our office immediately. Delaying replacement can lead to teeth shifting. We can provide guidance on interim solutions and schedule a replacement retainer fitting to ensure your smile remains properly aligned.

Schedule Your Visit Today

If you have more specific questions or would like to learn more about our ClearAlign Clear Aligners service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to address your concerns, guide you through the process, and help you achieve the confident smile you desire.