Freeman Orthodontics

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What Are Retainers?

Retainers are either permanent or removable appliances that are worn at the end of orthodontic treatment to prevent shifting.  Removable retainers can be easily taken in and out; permanent retainers require a dentist or orthodontist to remove. 

Why Are They Important?

At the end of treatment your teeth are in new positions.  Teeth have “memory” and can shift back if left unattended.  It is recommended that retainers be worn life-time to prevent any movement. 

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