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How can I prepare for getting a clear plastic dental retainer?

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

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