How will getting a clear plastic dental retainer effect how my teeth look?

Ultimately, a dental retainer will improve the look of your smile because it will align your teeth or preserve the work of the braces that you have previously worn.

Sometimes, retainers only need to be worn at night when you are sleeping. For other people, retainers must be worn during the day. Many retainers are visible due to the metal wire in front of the teeth that holds the teeth in place, although retainers with clear plastic wire are now available. There are now vacuform or invisible retainers made entirely of plastic that mold directly onto the teeth and aren’t as noticeable.

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