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What are the advantages and risks of a clear plastic retainer?

Clear plastic dental retainers can be an important part of the final phase of orthodontic treatment. They are easy to wear and very durable. Many people only have to wear them at night, and for certain period of time.

The only possible disadvantage is the slight discomfort you may have when wearing it.

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