Unfortunately, there are no alternatives to wearing retainers. In order to retain the smile achieved with orthodontic treatment, you must use some form of retainer. It’s a lifetime commitment. However, there are several retainers to choose from. We offer 3 types: Bonded retainer, Clear or Essix retainer, and Hawley Retainer. Dr. Rudman will discuss with you which option he feels will be the best at maintaining your new smile.