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Can I use my clear retainers as whiting trays also?

Can I use my clear retainers as whiting trays also?

Teeth Whitening: Unfortunately, no. Clear retainers do not have the internal reservoirs required to hold the teeth whitening gel against your teeth. ...Read more

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Retainer (Definition)

Retainers are orthodontic appliances designed to minimize changes over time in your nice orthodontic result that you and your orthodontist have worked so hard for. Wear them as ...Read more


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Is DEHP (dioctyl phthalate) present in clear retainers?

Don't worry: All orthodontic materials used are CE and FDA approved Dental Clinic Products. Ask your orthodontist for more information. Nothing to be concerned. ...Read more

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Will wearin old clear retainers shift my teeth back?

Will wearin old clear retainers shift my teeth back?

Possibly: It depends on the amount of crowding that has returned and how well the retainers fit. If you can get them in and wear them 24/7 for a while then you might improve their positioning. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can whiten my teeth if I have to wear clear retainers?

Wanted to know if i can whiten my teeth if I have to wear clear retainers?

Yes: Best to wait a few months after braces removed to allow teeth to fully remineralize before whitening. Most effective whitening isn't OTC, it's provided by your General Dentist. ...Read more

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My clear retainers (invisalign) make my teeth look grey and dull. What can I use?

My clear retainers (invisalign) make my teeth look grey and dull. What can I use?

Retainers or teeth?: If your Invisalign trays or retainers have turned grey, it may be from your retainer cleaning technique. See your Orthodontist. If the teeth are discolored, see your Dentist. There may or not be an OTC solution depending on the cause, but you will have to be seen to be evaluated. ...Read more

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From this app i learnt that teeth will shift through out the years. If i get one of those clear retainers would that help them from not moving?

If worn regularly: Retainers only work to maintain teeth in their existing position if worn conscientiously on a daily basis. The more one skips days or stops wearing them, the more the teeth tend to drift over time. Some arches are more stabile than others. ...Read more

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What do orthodontic retainers do?

What do orthodontic retainers do?

Hold teeth: And keep them from moving back to where they started before orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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Do orthodontic retainers usually fit well?

They should ....: Retainers are designed to hold teeth in place. Any pressure will move teeth and any looseness will allow movement, thus a well made retainer should be passive. If you have a loose or tight retainer, see your dentist or orthodontist to evaluate it. There is a real danger in trying to wear a "tweaked" retainer. A distorted retainer can lead to an expensive re treatment of the whole case. ...Read more

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