A smile is forever - after care | Orthodontists | Shepparton

When teeth have been moved orthodontically they have a natural tendency to return to their original positions.  This is called relapse. Retainers are used to hold your teeth in their new position and prevent relapse. Wearing a retainer is a vital part of your treatment. This is your insurance policy for your investment in your braces. It is important that you return to our orthodontic practice as scheduled so we can advise you on how often to wear your retainer.

Always bring your retainer with you to appointments - ideally in your mouth!

Types of Retainers



These can be clear plastic or coloured hard plastic with wire. The orthodontist will advise you on how to wear these retainers to best protect your new smile.

Remember, the retainer only works if it is worn properly.  If the wire, glue, or removable retainers feel different or break; call the practice on (03) 5831 1282 for an appointment.



Fixed Retainers

Lingual wire

Where possible, we place a fixed retainer on the lower teeth. This is called a lingual bond.

This requires a wire to be bonded on the inside of the lower front teeth.

Choose our specialist orthodontists to expertly care for your individual smile.

Visiting our practice

Dr Rob Mayne and the rest of the team wish to welcome you to our Orthodontic Specialist Practice. Find out what will happen when you visit us today.

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How early can I see an orthodontist?

It's normal to have questions about orthodontic treatment for your children. The Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends children visit an orthodontist between the ages of 8-10 years just to check!

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Can I have clear?

There are many options now for straightening teeth, and it can get very confusing.
We do Invisalign and other less visible means of smile correction. It is best to come in and ask us what will work for your teeth. Check out further here.

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Contact us

Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm

128 Nixon St
Shepparton Vic 3630 AU

(03) 5831 1282
Fax (03) 5831 8192


Goulburn Valley Orthodontics is located in Shepparton and specilises in orthodontic treatment for a beautiful smile - Family orientated

Goulburn Valley Orthodontics


Our Orthodontists +

Dr Rob Mayne
Dr Ros Mayne

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