Retainer

WHAT IS A RETAINER?

A retainer is a piece of plastic and metal that is custom-made for each individual kid who needs one. It fits the top of the teeth and mouth. No two retainers are alike, even though many look similar.

WHY DO I NEED A RETAINER?

You might need a retainer for a few reasons. The most common reason is to help your teeth stay set in their new positions after wearing braces. It’s important to wear your retainer because as your body grows, your teeth do some shifting. The retainer helps to control this shifting, which occurs naturally.

WHAT IS A CLEAR RETAINER?

Clear retainers made from Essix ACE® Plastic are an esthetically-pleasing option for patients who want to avoid wearing a retainer with a visible wire.

*Average life: 18-24 months
*Also use for temporary anterior bridges
*Clear material has protective film on both sides; Remove film prior to fabrication
*Not made with natural rubber latex or BPA
*Store in a cool, dry place