A retainer is a custom-made oral appliance often used to maintain the alignment of your teeth after orthodontic treatment. If you have finished your orthodontic treatment, our dentist may recommend a retainer to keep your smile properly aligned. As you age, your teeth tend to shift; the retainer ensures that your teeth remain in correct alignment for optimal oral health, functionality and appearance.
While there are several types of retainers that could be used, our dentist and team offer only clear retainers to help keep your teeth in their proper positions. Clear retainers are made of clear plastic and fit snugly over the teeth. A clear retainer is very discreet, and is nearly invisible when worn to allow you to enjoy your beautiful new smile. Remember to remove your retainer to eat and to clean it regularly - because your retainer is made from clear plastic it may cause your teeth to appear stained or dirty if it is not cleaned regularly.
Our dentist will help you determine whether you need a retainer after your orthodontic treatment. For more information, we welcome you to call us today!