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Why do retainers for braces cost so much?

Posted on: October 30th, 2018
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When orthodontic braces are removed your doctor provides you with a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving.  Some retainers are permanent and some retainers are removeable.    A per...

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Can I whiten my teeth with a dental retainer?

Posted on: October 24th, 2018
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At first glance, a dental retainer looks like a custom whitening tray.  However, there are many differences in their design and use.  First and foremost, a dental retainer is designed for da...

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Will a retainer straighten my teeth?

Posted on: October 9th, 2018
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Retainers are not typically designed to move teeth.  They hold your straightened teeth in place to prevent unwanted tooth movement.  However, at the end of orthodontic treatment your doctor might co...

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Can I remove the wire retainer behind my teeth?

Posted on: September 25th, 2018
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Great news!  You can replace your permanent wire retainer with a removeable clear retainer.  However, keeping your smile straight now depends on you – not the wire.  Four out of five orthod...

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How do I fix a broken retainer?

Posted on: September 18th, 2018
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If you own model glue and bailing wire – just leave it in the drawer, Mr Fixit.  Orthodontic retainers are custom fit to your teeth.  They hold your straight teeth in place and prevent unwant...

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Are all dental impressions uncomfortable and messy?

Posted on: September 11th, 2018
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Impressions of your dental arches (teeth) are critical for making orthodontic retainers. Until recently, your doctors only option was to make a mold of your teeth using a tray of goopy, putty-like mat...

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What happens if I don’t wear my orthodontic retainer?

Posted on: September 4th, 2018
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What happens if I don’t wear my orthodontic retainer? If you don’t wear your retainer, then your teeth will move. Don't risk the effort you and your orthodontist spent straightening your teeth!...

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Are REATAIN™ teeth retainers just like Invisalign retainer...

Posted on: August 28th, 2018
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Orthodontists can straighten your teeth using clear aligners - like Invisalign*. They can also straighten your teeth using traditional braces. Both aligners and braces move teeth. But, retainers do no...

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