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What does a clear plastic dental retainer treat?

Clear plastic dental retainers can treat a number of problems with the teeth, but the most common reason to use one is to keep teeth in alignment after having your braces removed. If braces are not needed, a retainer can be used to treat a gap in the teeth, a speech problem, or other medical problems as determined by your orthodontist.

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