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There are two basic types of retainers: removable and permanent. A retainer keeps your teeth from moving after they’ve been straightened with braces or aligners. When used as instructed, a retainer prevents your teeth from shifting and help protect the investment you have made in your smile. There are 3 types of retainers: Removable retainers Permanent bonded retainers Hawley retainers There are pros and cons to each retainer type. Your dentist will

Clear aligners, also called invisible aligners, are a type of orthodontic treatment that corrects misaligned or crooked teeth. They are a virtually invisible and removable alternative to braces designed around convenience and flexibility. Aligner trays are custom-made for every patient, depending on the severity of teeth misalignment (malocclusion). In-office clear aligners, such as Invisalign, can treat a variety of different cases, including: Overcrowded or crooked teeth Too much space between teeth Upper front teeth that overlap the

Dental braces are wire-based appliances that orthodontists use to correct crowded and misaligned teeth or jaws. Many people who need dental braces get them during their early teenage years, but adults also can benefit from wearing braces. The goal of dental braces is to properly align your teeth and jaws to produce an even bite and pleasing smile. Dental braces offer corrective treatment for: Overcrowded or crooked teeth Too much space