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How does a clear plastic dental retainer work?

A clear plastic dental retainer works by putting pressure on your teeth to keep them in position, particularly after they have been moved with the use of braces. A retainer prevents teeth from going back to their original positions. They keep teeth straight and also allow time for the soft and hard tissues around the teeth to remodel.

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