Clear plastic retainers are an excellent option following braces for anyone who does not want to wear a metal retainer. Susan Baloul, DMD, MS, DScD, is a dual-trained specialist in orthodontics and periodontics. Dr. Baloul offers clear plastic retainers to people in Boston, Norwood, Brookline, Framingham, MA and the surrounding areas, to maintain the results of their orthodontic treatment.
What Clear Plastic Retainers?
Clear plastic retainers are made of a clear material strong enough to keep straight teeth in place, and clear enough they are not noticeable. Clear plastic retainers are similar to Invisalign® aligners. People prefer clear plastic retainers because they are not as noticeable as traditional metal retainers.
Why Choose Clear Plastic Retainers?
Clear plastic retainers are ideal for older teens and adults who do not want to wear a metal retainer and prefer to be able to maintain optimal oral health by removing them during meals and when brushing and flossing.
How Do Clear Plastic Retainers Work?
Clear plastic retainers are worn all the time except when eating or caring for your teeth. They are used to keep teeth in their new, straight positions while the bones in the mouth tighten around the teeth.
How Do I Care for My Clear Plastic Retainer?
Clear retainers must be cleaned daily to remove bacteria that could lead to tooth decay. It is easy to care for your clear retainer by gently brushing it with a toothbrush. Detailed instructions are provided during your appointment when you receive your clear plastic retainer.
How Long Do I Wear My Clear Plastic Retainer?
Dr. Baloul evaluates your teeth during post-orthodontic appointments and recommends the length of time to wear it on an ongoing basis. Patients typically wear their retainers for several years.
How Much Do Clear Plastic Retainers Cost?
Clear plastic retainers are usually included as part of the entire orthodontic plan. We discuss the cost of your orthodontic treatment during your first visit along with our payment and financing through OrthoFi. We want to make braces more affordable and easier to manage the cost. We can also determine if your dental insurance provides some coverage for orthodontics to offset the cost.
If you live in Boston, Norwood, Brookline and Framingham, MA or a nearby city, clear plastic retainers may be an option at Elegant Orthodontics. We recommend you schedule a consultation with Susan Baloul, DMD, MS, DScD, a dual-trained specialist in orthodontics and periodontics. Contact us today for an appointment.