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Retainers for kids

These are the most important part of your treatment if you want your teeth to remain straight. They are usually of the clear plastic gum-shield type and are worn every night for at least 6 months after the teeth are moved to the correct position; the wear is then gradually reduced to about twice a week at bedtime; nowadays we usually advise that they continue to be worn twice a week for as long as you want to keep your teeth straight. This is because there remains a tendency for teeth to move a little – no matter how old you are.

We like to keep a check on your teeth for a year or so after removing fixed braces – this usually involves a very quick check every 3 – 6 months to make sure the teeth are staying where we want them. See our instruction movies on retainer use for more information.

“From being very self-conscious about my teeth and smile I am now over the moon with my lovely straight teeth. The staff were brilliant from consultation all the way through my treatment and aftercare. The difference this has made is unbelievable I cannot recommend this dentist enough”


“Outstanding treatment from the dentist for my teenage daughters. The dentist is fast, gentle, very friendly and reassuring – and absolutely brilliant at what they do. Always a pleasure to take the girls. The member of staff on reception and nurses are super friendly and helpful. Great team, can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Rachel Hudson

“I loved the final outcome and my teeth look amazing! Very quick and the staff are very polite and always tell me what they are doing each time I visit. You do not have to wait very long at all and they usually are on time”


“The resuts so far are amazing and i cannot wait for the final results in the coming months. Treatment was brilliant and all the staff were really nice and ever so helpful, I highly recomend this company”

A Joyner

“Smile solution are great! Don’t know what other dentist could be better… All staff are polite, everyone is well treated there and much more”

Sophie Morris