Types of Retainers
Choosing the Right Retainer
Removable retainers can be taken out for eating and brushing your teeth. However, they're easy to lose, so remember to keep yours in the case whenever you remove it.
Fixed retainers are great if you don't want to keep track of it or worry about wearing it enough. But when you're wearing a fixed retainer, you need to give extra attention to removing tartar while flossing. You'll need to use a floss threader to clean thoroughly.