Retainers in Fairfax

Keep Your Teeth in Line

Don’t Let Time Undo Your Treatment

No matter what kind of teeth straightening method you choose, it’s essential to receive and consistently wear your retainer.

This stops your teeth from migrating back to their original positions, ruining the alignment you worked so hard for. With our retainer assurance program, you won’t want to go anywhere but Trü Orthodontics for retainers in Fairfax.

Retainers Overview

Retainers can be plastic, similar to a clear aligner, or they can be shaped metal wire fixed to a plastic frame. There are also permanent bottom retainers that are small, inconspicuous wires.


The purpose of your retainer is to ensure your teeth do not revert to their original positions after treatment.



Open bite

Cross bite

Crowded teeth


Generally crooked teeth

How Retainers Work

Retainers are custom-made orthodontic devices your orthodontist in Fairfax will prescribe to preserve that perfect smile. They work by holding the teeth in their new alignment, counteracting the natural tendency of teeth to shift back to their original position. Typically made of clear plastic or wires, retainers are either removable or permanently fixed behind the teeth.

What to Expect

It’s important to wear your retainer each night while you sleep to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original position. Skipping a night or two shouldn’t cause any problems when you next use your retainer. However, if you neglect to wear it for an extended period, you might feel some discomfort when you resume wearing it. It’s wise to schedule a check-up appointment with your Fairfax orthodontist if it becomes ill-fitting at any point!

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The Best Retainers Provider in Fairfax

Advanced Techniques

Our use of 3D digital scanning and our ability to 3D print retainers in-house saves time and gives you the most customizable and effective treatment possible.

Retainer Assurance Program

Retainers are easy to lose, and cost hundreds of dollars to replace. Our Retainer Assurance Program lets you pay a one-time cost for unlimited new retainers.

Always Accessible

With 5 board-certified orthodontists and 4 convenient locations in the Northern Virginia area, we’ve made it easy for you to obtain the friendly, positive care you deserve.

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The Best Place for Retainers in Fairfax

Our orthodontists are here to ensure your results last forever.