Retainers are a type of orthodontic treatment that are used to maintain the position of teeth after orthodontic treatment has been completed. They are typically recommended for patients who have undergone treatment with braces or clear aligners and are used to prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original position.
There are several different types of retainers, including fixed retainers and removable retainers. Fixed retainers are cemented in place behind the teeth and cannot be removed by the patient, while removable retainers can be taken out and cleaned by the patient.
Essix Clear Removable Retainers offer several benefits over generic, pre-made retainers. They are more comfortable to wear, as they are tailored to fit the patient's mouth specifically, and they are more effective at maintaining the position of the teeth, as they are designed based on the patient's specific treatment plan.
If you are considering custom retainers as a treatment option, it is important to consult with an orthodontist to determine if they are the best option for your specific dental needs and concerns. Our Orthodontist, Dr. Christensen, will be able to assess your mouth and teeth and recommend the best type of retainer for you based on your individual needs and treatment goals.