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Retainers

A retainer is a device designed to hold the teeth in position once they have been moved into the right place using braces. A permanent retainer is a line of metal that is attached to the inside of the teeth to stop them moving. A temporary retainer does the same thing, but can be put in and taken out.

At Balmain Dentist, we believe that good oral health starts with a proper dental check up. That’s why we provide our patients with high-quality and affordable dental check ups and cleanings to help keep your smile healthy. Call us today for an appointment!

If you want to keep your teeth straight after getting your braces off, you need to wear a retainer. This device keeps your teeth in proper alignment for years to come. For best results, always follow your provider’s recommendations for wearing a retainer.

Can a retainer straighten my teeth?

No, retainers don’t straighten teeth like braces do. Teeth retainers can’t apply the constant, steady force needed to move teeth into their correct positions.

If you forgot to wear your retainer for a few weeks and your teeth have shifted, wearing it may help nudge your teeth back into their correct position. You’ll probably feel some discomfort as the retainer slowly pushes your teeth back into alignment. This usually only works for subtle, short-term changes.

At Balmain Dentist, we believe that good oral health starts with a proper dental check up. That’s why we provide our patients with high-quality and affordable dental check ups and cleanings to help keep your smile healthy. Call us today for an appointment!

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