Let's Talk About Retainers

"How important are retainers?" is probably the second most common question I get after “when will I get my braces off?”. The job of retainers is to retain teeth in the position they were left when the braces were removed. The three typical types of retainers are clear retainers, semi-permanent retainers and Hawleys. Each retainer has its advantages and disadvantages. A clear retainer does a great job holding teeth in place. I compare it to a glove because it molds perfectly to the teeth. It is removable and esthetic making it our most popular option. However, the retainers do need to be replaced every 2-3 years depending on multiple factors. These include if you are a grinder, if you are

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Sunnyvale, TX 75182


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