They are Permanent and no one will ever see them
Here at Orthodontic Alliances, we are big believers in what we like to call invisible retainers, and they are our retainers of choice. So, these are also known as permanent or bonded retainers, and they’re really just little metal wires that are custom-fitted to the back sides of your front teeth of both jaws and glued into place to keep your teeth bridged together as one unit.
But the real beauty of these permanent glued and bonded retainers, you never have to worry about, unlike our removable retainer, whether you’re wearing your retainer enough or worse yet, where was the last place that you left it? And as the name implies, invisible retainers are just that – invisible, so you can’t see the wire every time you smile. Unlike old-school, removable retainers that when you wear them, every time you smile, you see a big, thick, steel wire instead of the brand-new smile that we just worked to establish for you.