NOA Dental Clinic




What are retainers

What are retainers?

  • A retainer keeps your teeth in place after orthodontic treatment. After finishing the active phase with braces or aligners, the retainer ensures your teeth remain in their new, corrected positions.


  • Retainers play a crucial role in the passive phase of orthodontic treatment. This phase is vital for maintaining the results by preventing your teeth from shifting, keeping your smile beautifully aligned.

Types of retainers

Fixed retainer

  • A fixed retainer is a thin wire attached to the back of your top and/or bottom teeth. 


  • Since it’s hidden from view, it preserves the alignment of your new smile without anyone noticing.


  • Fixed retainers are bonded to the back of the upper or lower front teeth (typically from canine to canine).
Fixed retainer
Essix retainer

Essix retainer

  • An Essix retainer is a set of custom-fitted clear plastic aligners for your top and bottom teeth.


  • These aligners fit snugly over your teeth, keeping them in place after orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign.


  • Using a personalized mold of your teeth, we will design your Essix retainer to ensure a perfect fit.

Why choose us for retainers?

  • 19 years of clinical expertise


  • Ethical and evidence-based dentistry


  • 50k+ patients served


  • 4.8 star rating on Google
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Thanks to our valued patients’ reviews and recommendations, we are arguably regarded amongst the leading dental clinics in Dubai, offering dental services with a personal touch.

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+9714 3987075

Financing options for retainer teeth

  • Split payments across 4 or 6 months using Tabby or Toothpay.
  • 0% interest-free payment plan for 6- or 12-months period for holders of EmiratesNBD credit cards.
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FAQs about teeth retainers

Yes, you can and should remove your removable retainers when eating as food particles and plaque can get stuck between your teeth and the retainer.

On the other hand, fixed retainers that are bonded to the back of your teeth are meant to stay in place at all times. Just make sure to brush and floss carefully around them for proper care.

Clear aligners gradually move your teeth into place with continuous pressure, but retainers serve a different purpose. They don’t change your smile; instead, they maintain the position your aligners achieved. Retainers are crafted to fit the shape of your arches snugly, ensuring your teeth stay in their new positions.

Just like your teeth, retainers can collect saliva, bacteria, and food particles, so it’s essential to keep them clean. Use a toothbrush and mild dish soap to clean your retainers thoroughly. You can also soak them in a denture cleaning solution for 15-20 minutes to get them really clean.

  • Avoid heat: Keep your retainer away from high temperatures to prevent it from warping or getting damaged.
  • Handle with care: Don’t wear your retainer while eating or playing contact sports to prevent it from cracking or distorting.
  • Cleaning Your Retainers: Gently brush your retainers daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap.
  • Use the case: Always store your retainer in its protective case when not in use to avoid losing or breaking it.

Initially, you’ll probably need to wear your retainer full-time. As your teeth settle into their new positions, you can gradually switch to just wearing it at night. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, you should wear your retainer for a lifetime, although the frequency may decrease over time. Your orthodontist will guide you based on how stable your teeth alignment is.

If you do not wear your retainers, your teeth will probably shift and could even return to their original position. It’s essential to wear your retainers to keep your results intact.

We welcome you to call us on 04 3987075 to discuss treatment costs.

It’s best to contact your insurance provider to check if retainers are covered under your dental plan.

We offer the following payment options:

  • Split payments across 4 or 6 months using Tabby or Toothpay.
  • 0% interest-free payment plan for 6- or 12-months period for holders of EmiratesNBD credit cards.