10 doctors weighed in:

What is better, false teeth or retainer?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Confused

A retainer is an appliance (fixed or removal) that retains or holds teeth in position so that they do not move following orthodontic treatment.
"false teeth" is a term used to refer to any number of removal or fixed prostheses to replace missing teeth (such as partial or full dentures). What is better? Your own natural teeth. Do whatever you can to save them and keep them healthy.

In brief: Confused

A retainer is an appliance (fixed or removal) that retains or holds teeth in position so that they do not move following orthodontic treatment.
"false teeth" is a term used to refer to any number of removal or fixed prostheses to replace missing teeth (such as partial or full dentures). What is better? Your own natural teeth. Do whatever you can to save them and keep them healthy.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Retainer

If you have a retainer, you have teeth that you are trying to retain in place after orthodontic care.
.. If you have false teeth, it means you are missing teeth. It is better to have teeth than be missing teeth.

In brief: Retainer

If you have a retainer, you have teeth that you are trying to retain in place after orthodontic care.
.. If you have false teeth, it means you are missing teeth. It is better to have teeth than be missing teeth.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Michael Bleeker
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dentures

False teeth or dentures are made when people lose their teeth.
A retainer is used after orthodontic treatment to keep the teeth from shifting after the braces are removed. They are used for totally different applications making them difficult to compare. However, maintaining your natural teeth is always better than dentures.

In brief: Dentures

False teeth or dentures are made when people lose their teeth.
A retainer is used after orthodontic treatment to keep the teeth from shifting after the braces are removed. They are used for totally different applications making them difficult to compare. However, maintaining your natural teeth is always better than dentures.
Dr. Michael Bleeker
Dr. Michael Bleeker
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Concur

Dr bleeker is correct.
If pulling teeth and making plates was the best solution, dentists would do that all day long. Instead we do whatever we can to maintain your natural dentition, including retainers after braces to stabilize the results of orthodontic treatment.

In brief: Concur

Dr bleeker is correct.
If pulling teeth and making plates was the best solution, dentists would do that all day long. Instead we do whatever we can to maintain your natural dentition, including retainers after braces to stabilize the results of orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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