Dr. Steven Ricci offers clear retainers to help preserve your newly-straightened smile. Clear retainers are designed to keep your teeth in their proper positions while maintaining a discreet, natural appearance. We welcome you to contact Ricci Orthodontics at 678-417-9848 to learn more about clear retainers in Johns Creek, Georgia, and schedule your appointment with our orthodontist.
Clear retainers are very similar in appearance to Invisalign® clear aligners, the difference being that retainers hold your teeth in place to prevent shifting, whereas clear aligners work to move your teeth into their correct positions.
The biggest advantage of clear plastic retainers is that they are very discreet, and can be worn in public without attracting any attention. These retainers do not cover the roof of your mouth, which also makes it easier for you to speak normally. Clear retainers that are properly fitted to your teeth make it nearly impossible for your teeth to shift out of position.
Clear aligners have an average lifespan of about 2 years. Because they cover your teeth, when you bite down on something you will be biting the clear material of your retainer, which may cause damage to the retainer over time. Clear retainers can also become yellow or gray if not thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.
For more information on clear retainers, and to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist, please contact our practice today.