Retainers keep your teeth straight
Retainers are most often used after orthodontic treatment to keep the teeth straight and the bite secure.
choose the right retainer for you
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).
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 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.
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