Retainers & Mouthguards

Retainers

Retainers keep your teeth straight

Retainers are most often used after orthodontic treatment to keep the teeth straight and the bite secure.

Hawley retainers are a thing of the past. Vivera retainers from Invisalign with a permanent retainer is the best way to keep your teeth straight.

choose the right retainer for you

Retainer Options

Choosing which type of retainer fits your lifestyle is important, as wearing a retainer after braces or Invisalign treatment protects your investment, reducing the risk of re-treatment.

The most popular retainer options are:

  • Permanent, bonded retainers behind the lower, front teeth
  • Removable retainers such as Hawley retainers
  • Invisalign type retainers called Vivera Retainers® or Essex®  retainers

Each retainer is custom-made for the individual who needs it.

More retainer benefits

The problem solver

Retainers can also be a great option to solve several different types of orthodontic problems. Certain retainers can help close gaps between their teeth, clear up speech problems, stop tongue thrusting, or even help people who suffer with temporomandibular disorder (TMJ/TMD).

Vivera Retainers in case as an alternative to Hawley teeth retainers.
Animation of child shrugging her shoulders when asked by the orthodontist where her teeth retainer is which is why permanent retainers are often used

Me when my orthodontist asks where my retainer is…

The Key to Success

Wear Your Retainer

Retainers need to be worn at night, or for a specific period of time. When you first wear a retainer, you may feel pressure on your teeth but this is a normal occurrence. It will stop after a couple of days.

The key to a retainer keeping your teeth straight is that the retainer must actually be worn.

Mouth guards protect your teeth & maybe even your brain

Mouth guards

Protects & Prevents Injury

More than 5 million teeth get knocked out playing sports every year accruing nearly $500 million in cost for care! More importantly there is mounting evidence that custom mouth guards may help prevent concussions.

hockey player with mouth guard from Minneapolis orthodontist guarding goal
woman covering her ears while husband snores thinking she should get him a sleep apnea mouth guard from the best Minneapolis orthodontist

Breathe easier

Sleep Apnea

Mouth guards can help if you have sleep apnea by positioning the lower jaw forward therefore, opening up the airway.

Stop the daily grind

Bruxism (teeth grinding)

Mouth guards provide a barrier between the teeth absorbing the force and protecting the teeth when teeth grinding occurs.

Minneapolis woman with mouth pain needing mouth guard for grinding teeth from Mint Orthodontics in Minneapolis

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