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What do dental retainers do?

What do dental retainers do?

Minimize change: Retainers help to maintain straight teeth once orthodontic treatment is done. As we age, our bodies change, so do our teeth with out any reminder. Perfect, straight teeth are like a new car. Looks great when new and if maintained. Retainers are the maintenance pieces to your beautiful smile. ...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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Why do people wear dental retainers?

Keep teeth straight!: Purpose of retainers is to keep the teeth in the correct positions after braces. Often, the reason for teeth to shift after braces is the poor compliance with consistent wearing of retainers afterwards. ...Read more

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How often should I clean dental retainers?

Daily: Bacteria can buildup daily...When not in use, soak them in a cleanser...There are many types...Retainer brite, polident. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my dental retainers to be hard to remove?

Yes: Retainers should be tight enough to hold the teeth in place but if you are having any pain, you should get it adjusted. ...Read more

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Is it possible for dental retainers to rust?

Is it possible for dental retainers to rust?

Have never seen it: Reputable orthodontic laboratories use chrome-cobalt stainless steel wires, which do not rust or corrode. When retainers not worn (and go looking for reasons to put them in, not excuses to take them out), put them into plain water or denture cleaner. ...Read more

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What causes severe pain with dental retainers?

What causes severe pain with dental retainers?

Fit?: If you don't wear them for a while the teeth will move so they will be sore when you wear them again. The fit should also be checked to make sure the retainers are not pushing too hard on the gums. ...Read more

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How should one clean plastic dental retainers?

Lots of ways: Brush gently w soft toothbrush (no toothpaste, it's abrasive and can scratch the plastic). Clean w soap & water. Soak in 50% diluted vinegar/water. Soak in denture cleaner as per pkg instructions. And clean the case periodically also. ...Read more

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How much do dental retainers cost in charlotte nc?

Varies: Different areas charge different prices. Expect $200-$400 as a reasonable charge. ...Read more

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