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How can my child prepare for getting a clear plastic dental retainer?

Besides providing reassurance, there is little you need to do to prepare your child for getting a clear plastic dental retainer. After his or her braces are removed, or when an orthodontist determines is the right time, he or she will fit your child for the device. You can expect your child to feel some pressure on the teeth and slight soreness, but this should go away after a few days of wear.

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