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Are clear retainers bad for your teeth?
It can break with the pressure of your bite, or food and liquid can get stuck between the plastic and your teeth. Food and drink stuck between your retainer and your teeth can cause decay, bad breath, and a dirty-looking retainer.
Are clear plastic retainers good?
A clear plastic retainer has the following advantages: It’s virtually invisible, so you’re more likely to wear it. That means relapse is less likely. It’s less bulky and may be more comfortable than a Hawley retainer.
Which retainers are better clear or wire?
Clear retainers are more comfortable because they only cover your teeth and do not have any portion sitting on your other hard or soft oral tissues. Wire retainers have a thin acrylic plate (similar to dentures) that sits on your palate behind your anterior teeth.
When should I wear my clear retainer?
The typical guideline for a removable retainer is to wear it full time, except for mealtimes and cleanings, for the first 4 to 6 months after your braces are removed, according to the Canadian Association of Orthodontists.
What happens if I eat with my retainers?
Wearing the retainers while eating minimizes the potential for retainer loss. Do not play with the retainers with your tongue, such as “flipping” them in and out excessively, as this can cause wire breakage.
Why are clear retainers so expensive?
The main factor in how much teeth retainers cost is the dentist markup. Dentists with large overheads naturally have a higher markup. Most of the removable retainer types are not made in the dentist’s office, but rather off-site at a dental lab. These labs take an impression and turn it into a retainer.
What type of retainer is best?
Appearance. If appearance is a priority, your best options are a clear or permanent retainer. Clear retainers are virtually invisible, which means you could wear them at any time and they barely will be noticed. The same goes for permanent retainers because the wire is positioned along the back of your front teeth.
Which retainer is best?
Chums Original Cotton Eyewear Retainer. The first product that I am going to introduce to you is the Chums Original Cotton Eyewear Retainer.
What is the best retainer after braces?
A retainer keeps your teeth in place after your braces come off. It takes almost a year for the periodontal ligaments to solidify into their new positions after your braces are removed. That’s why you need to wear your retainer exactly as your orthodontist directs.
Can retainers straighten teeth?
For a limited amount of people, yes, retainers can straighten teeth. However, it is important to come visit one of our orthodontists for a consultation.
How do you clean a plastic retainer?
The best way to clean plastic orthodontic retainers that smelled bad, covered in white tartar and/or changing color is to soak the retainers in a solution of 1/2 water and 1/2 white vinegar or rice vinegar for 10 hours. The white tartar should be soften and come off easily after being in the solution for 10 hours.