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 permanent retainer often consists of a wire attached to the back side of your teeth.  This wire prevents your teeth from moving without any effort from you.  If you bite down on something hard you can break the […]

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 material. You may remember sitting for long minutes while it hardened and was then pried out of your mouth. Sometimes dental impressions cause […]

Are REATAIN™ teeth retainers just like Invisalign retainers?

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 not move teeth, they hold them in place. Orthodontists have been using teeth retainers for decades. But, their design has changed over the years. In 1945 […]