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Why Should I Wear Retainers?
4Apr, 2018

Why Should I Wear Retainers?

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Once braces are off, wire and acrylic retainers are worn to complete orthodontic treatment. All the hard work and expense put into braces can be lost if retainers are not worn properly to settle the teeth into their new positions. Retainers are small devices that are placed in a patient’s mouth behind his/her teeth in order to re-align or maintain a specific position of the teeth. There are different types of retainers, such as removable versus a fixed retainer.  They are typically made from clear plastic or wires. They can help to […]
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How Do Retainers Work
28Mar, 2018

How Do Retainers Work?

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Many patients are familiar with braces, but some will ask, “How do retainers work?” In short, retainers are made from a very fine measurements based on the shape of the patient’s mouth by taking an impression of the patient’s mouth so that it can be poured into plaster and serve as a perfect model. A retainer is usually the last stage of your dental treatment. They are used in order to help prevent the teeth from falling back to their original position by holding teeth in a certain position while […]
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