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Retainers in Charlotte

Retainers are an essential component of orthodontic treatment. They are used to maintain the alignment of teeth after braces or clear aligners have been removed. At Smart Orthodontics, we provide high-quality retainers in Charlotte that are designed to keep your teeth straight and your smile looking great. In this section, we'll explore the importance of retainers and why they matter.

Why Retainers Matter:

Retainers play an important role in orthodontic treatment. After braces or clear aligners are removed, teeth tend to shift back to their original positions. Retainers are used to prevent this from happening. Here are some reasons why retainers are so important:

  • Retainers help maintain the alignment of teeth.
  • They prevent teeth from shifting back to their original positions.
  • Retainers can help prevent bite problems.
  • They can help prevent tooth grinding and jaw clenching.
  • Retainers can also help prevent gum recession.

Types of Retainers:

Everyone's needs and preferences are different. And that's the beauty of it! At Smart Orthodontics, we'll help you choose the retainer that's just right for you. There are several types of retainers available, including:

Hawley Retainers: 

These are made of acrylic and wire, and they are removable. They can be adjusted as needed, and they are easy to clean.

Essix Retainers: 

These are clear plastic retainers that fit over the teeth. They are nearly invisible and are easy to wear.

Fixed Retainers: 

These are cemented to the back of the teeth and are not removable. They are very effective at maintaining tooth alignment, but they require extra care to keep them clean.

Bonded Retainers: 

These are similar to fixed retainers, but they are attached to the front of the teeth. They are also not removable and require extra care to keep them clean.

Taking Care of Your Retainer:

Proper care and maintenance of your retainer are essential for its longevity and effectiveness. Here are some tips to take care of your retainer.

  • Clean your retainer regularly with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap.
  • Avoid using hot water or harsh chemicals to clean your retainer.
  • Always store your retainer in a clean, dry place.
  • Do not expose your retainer to extreme temperatures, as this can cause it to warp.

Retainers by Smart Orthodontics

Retainers are a crucial part of orthodontic treatment. They help maintain tooth alignment, prevent shifting, and can even prevent other dental problems. At Smart Orthodontics, we offer a range of retainers in Charlotte to meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our retainer options and how we can help you keep your smile looking great


How long will I need to wear my retainer?

The length of time you will need to wear your retainer will depend on your individual case. In general, you should plan to wear your retainer for at least a year after your orthodontic treatment is complete.

Do I need to wear my retainer all the time?

No, you will not need to wear your retainer all the time. After the initial period of full-time wear, you will typically switch to wearing your retainer only at night.

How do I care for my retainer?

You should clean your retainer regularly with a toothbrush and mild soap. Do not use hot water or harsh chemicals, as this can damage the retainer.

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