What Are Retainers?

Route 32 Dental office team member smiling while sitting in the office, talking on the phone and typing on the computerDental braces are the first step for many children and adults looking for a healthier life and brighter smile. Retainers are made by creating an impression of the mouth, and once the retainer is molded, our orthodontists will design a retainer that fits your mouth perfectly.

Listed below are just some of the most common health issues that can be address with a retainer:

  • Clenching or grinding of teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Poor tongue position, abnormal tongue posture, tongue thrusting.
  • Severely rotated teeth
  • Excessive spacing between teeth

Why We Suggest Getting a Dental Retainer

Depending on your needs, a dental retainer can be a great choice to help you live a happier and healthier life. We will create a customized mold of your mouth during your first visit and then we will use this mold to produce a retainer that’s a perfect fit. Here are a few reasons why patients love their dental retainer:

  • It’s highly durable: It’s very durable to the point that it can withstand wear and tear often caused by eating.
  • Invisible: Some retainers are nearly invisible. This means you wouldn’t have to be self-conscious while wearing one.
  • Easy cleaning: Retainers are easy to maintain.

Caring for Your Retainer

Our dedicated team will make sure to solve your health issues and help you achieve a beautiful smile of your dreams. As long as you follow our instructions, you’ll be able to live your life with minimal impact on your daily habits.


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