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Clear Retainer

Experience Ultimate Comfort and Discreteness with Clear Teeth Retainers

Discover the ultimate in orthodontic comfort and discretion with Orthodontic Experts’ Clear Retainers. Made with a transparent plastic material, these retainers offer unparalleled discreteness, allowing you to wear them confidently all day without feeling self-conscious. Clear Retainers are known for their comfortable fit, providing a snug yet gentle fit that eliminates any discomfort caused by traditional retainers. Additionally, they act as a protective layer to prevent further shifting, ensuring that your teeth stay in their new, sleek position. Trust Orthodontic Experts to retain your new smile and provide the ultimate orthodontic comfort with our Clear Plastic Retainers.

What are Clear Retainers?

Clear Retainers are made of clear thermoplastic material, making them difficult to notice when worn. Orthodontists typically use them to maintain slight orthodontic issues such as slight teeth rotation, minor crowding, and slight shifts after metal braces come off. When worn, the device will apply slight pressure to your newly shifted teeth, thus holding them in their new positions while they settle into place. It’s important to wear them consistently to maintain orthodontic treatment results.
Orthodontic Experts is always ready to discuss which post-treatment orthodontic option works best for your orthodontic needs. Having years of experience and the latest technology in orthodontics, Orthodontic Experts is ready to help you maintain your perfect smile. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
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Types of Clear Retainers For Teeth

There are two types of Clear Retainers for teeth. Orthodontic Experts offers both Essix and Vivera Retainers, depending on each patient’s needs and orthodontic treatment plan. We use only high-quality, custom-made retainers to ensure optimal outcomes for our patients.

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Essix Retainers

Essix Retainers are Clear Plastic Retainers custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth after orthodontic treatment. They are thin and transparent, making them less noticeable and more preferred by patients compared to traditional retainers with metal wires. However, the advantage of Essix Retainers doesn’t stop with their aesthetics. They are also easy to keep clean and maintain, and they don’t affect speech as much as other types of retainers. Essix Retainers are convenient and offer good retention after orthodontic treatment.

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Vivera Retainers

Vivera Retainers are similar to Essix Retainers but offer a couple of unique advantages, such as their durability and strength. Vivera Retainers are made of a slightly thicker plastic than Essix Retainers, making them more robust and resistant to cracking or breaking. Vivera Retainers are also custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth and are clear and thin, making them virtually invisible. They are easy to maintain, and their compressive strength ensures that they keep teeth in position.

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Why Choose Clear Plastic Retainer?

If you’re looking for a retainer to help maintain the alignment of your teeth after orthodontic treatment, you may be wondering which type to choose. At Orthodontic Experts, we believe that a Clear Retainer is the best option for many patients. Here’s why you should choose a Clear Retainer:


Orthodontic Experts has been providing orthodontic treatments for many years, giving us a wealth of experience in the field. We have seen firsthand the benefits of clear teeth retainers and understand how they work. Our experienced team of orthodontists can create a custom-fitted Clear Retainer that will keep your teeth in their desired positions.


Our Clear Retainers are made from the highest quality materials, ensuring that they are strong, durable, and long-lasting. Unlike other types of retainers that may only last a year or two, our Clear Retainers can last for several years with proper care. They are also clear, making them virtually invisible when worn, making them a discreet option for those who may feel self-conscious about wearing a retainer.


At Orthodontic Experts, we believe that everyone should have access to high-quality orthodontic treatments without breaking the bank. Clear Plastic Retainers are affordable and can be a cost-effective way to maintain the alignment of your teeth. Our competitive prices and durable Clear Retainers provide excellent value for the investment.


Clear Retainers are custom fitted to your teeth, which means they provide excellent accuracy in maintaining their alignment. At Orthodontic Experts, we use advanced technology to create precise impressions of your teeth, ensuring that your Clear Retainer is made to the exact specifications of your mouth. This level of accuracy can help you achieve the best results and ensure that your teeth stay in their desired positions over time.
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How to Wear Plastic Retainers

Wearing clear teeth retainers may seem unfamiliar and even uncomfortable at first. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to insert your Clear Plastic Retainer:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly to ensure that your hands are clean before inserting your retainer.
  2. Use your fingers to position the retainer against your teeth. Place the retainer on the roof of your mouth first, then position the retainer onto your lower teeth. Make sure that the retainer is fully seated over your teeth.
  3. Bite down gently onto the retainer to ensure a snug and comfortable fit. The retainer should feel secure and not move around when you talk or eat.
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Removing Your Clear Retainer

Removing your Clear Plastic Retainer is just as important as inserting it properly. Let’s find out how to remove your Clear Plastic Retainer:

  1. Wash your hands to ensure that they are clean before removing your retainer.
  2. Use your fingers to pull downward on the front of your retainer, starting from one side and working to the other.
  3. Once the front of the retainer is pulled down, use your fingers to lift the retainer up and away from your teeth.
  4. Clean your retainer by rinsing it with warm water and brushing it gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  5. Store your retainer in its proper case when not in use to avoid losing or damaging it.
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Pros & Cons of Clear Retainer

As with any treatment option, Clear Retainers also come with their own set of pros and cons. Let’s explore the advantages and disadvantages of Clear Retainers to help you make an informed decision about whether they are the right choice for you.

Pros of Clear Retainers

  • Discreet Appearance

Clear Retainers have a Clear Plastic appearance that offers a discreet way of keeping teeth aligned. Unlike metal retainers, Clear Retainers go unnoticed in social settings, allowing you to smile with confidence.

  • Removable

Clear Retainers are removable, which makes it easy to eat, brush, and floss. You won’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces or struggling to clean them properly.

  • Comfortable

Clear Retainers are made of a soft plastic material that is gentle on the gums and teeth. They don’t irritate the mouth and allow the adjustment periods to run easier than other orthodontic treatments.

Cons of Clear Retainers

  • Staining

One of the biggest downsides of Clear Retainers is that they are prone to staining. While they may start out crystal clear, over time, they can become discolored and yellowish. This can happen due to a variety of factors, such as coffee or wine consumption, smoking, or simply not cleaning them properly.

  • Maintenance

Clear teeth retainers require a lot of maintenance to keep them clean and stainless. They should be cleaned daily with a gentle brush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Additionally, they should be soaked regularly in a special solution to keep them sanitized. If you don’t keep up with the strict cleaning routine, you may end up with stained, smelly, or even moldy retainers.

  • Durability

While Clear Retainers are made to last, they are not indestructible. Clear Plastic Retainers are more prone to cracking or breaking compared to metal retainers, which could result in the need for expensive replacements or repairs.

Tips for Clear Retainer Care & Cleaning

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, Clear Retainers have become a popular option for many patients. However, with this popularity comes the responsibility of proper care and cleaning to ensure they remain in good condition and serve their purpose effectively. Here are some tips on how to clean Clear Retainers provided by Orthodontic Experts:

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Clean your retainers daily

To ensure your Clear Retainers stay clean and fresh, you should aim to clean them every day. This helps to prevent any plaque or bacteria from building up, which can cause bad odors and discoloration. Simply rinse them with cool water to remove any loose debris and then use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub away any remaining bacteria.

Use a mild soap or cleaner

Avoid using any harsh chemicals or soaps on your Clear Retainers as they can damage the material or cause discoloration. Instead, use a mild soap or cleaner that is specifically designed for retainers or orthodontic appliances. You can purchase these cleaners from your orthodontist or over the counter at your local drugstore.

Don't use hot water

Clear Retainers are made from a thermoplastic material that can warp if exposed to heat. Therefore, you should avoid using hot water to clean your retainers or soaking them in hot water.

Soak your retainers regularly

Soaking your Clear Retainers in a cleaning solution regularly can help to keep them clean and free of bacteria.

Store them properly

When you’re not wearing your Clear Retainers, make sure to store them in their case. This helps to prevent them from getting scratched, dirty or misplaced. It’s also important to keep them away from heat and direct sunlight.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure your Clear Retainers remain in good condition and provide effective orthodontic treatment. For more information on how to clean Clear Retainers or to schedule an appointment with Orthodontic Experts, contact us today.

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Clear Teeth Retainers Cost

If you’re looking for a clear teeth retainer that won’t break the bank, Orthodontic Experts has got you covered. The cost of our clear teeth retainers typically fall between $100 and $250, making it an affordable option for those who want to maintain their beautiful smile. These plastic retainers are made from high-quality, FDA-approved materials and are designed to fit your teeth perfectly. Don’t let the cost of retainers hold you back from achieving your dream smile, and let Orthodontic Experts provide you with the best Clear Retainers on the market.
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Get a Flawless, Long-lasting Smile with Orthodontic Experts’ Clear Retainer!

Orthodontists recommend wearing your clear teeth retainer for at least 22 hours a day, especially during the first three months after your braces are removed. This is the time when your teeth are most likely to shift and settle into their new positions, and the Clear Retainer helps to hold them in place. You must remove your retainer while eating and brushing your teeth. However, it’s important to follow your orthodontist’s instructions and wear your retainer as much as they are recommended to ensure that your teeth remain straight and healthy.
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frequently asked questions

How often should I wear my Clear Retainer?

Orthodontists recommend wearing your clear teeth retainer for at least 22 hours a day, especially during the first three months after your braces are removed. This is the time when your teeth are most likely to shift and settle into their new positions, and the Clear Retainer helps to hold them in place. You must remove your retainer while eating and brushing your teeth. However, it’s important to follow your orthodontist’s instructions and wear your retainer as much as they recommend to ensure that your teeth remain straight and healthy.

Are Clear Retainers covered by insurance?

In most cases, Clear Retainers for teeth are considered a cosmetic procedure and are not covered by insurance. However, it’s best to check with your insurance provider to see if Clear Retainers are covered under your plan.

Can you eat with a Clear Plastic Retainer?

No, it’s not recommended to eat with your Clear Retainer in your mouth. Food particles can get trapped between your retainer and teeth, making it difficult to clean and leading to the growth of harmful bacteria. Additionally, eating with your Clear Retainer may cause it to crack or become damaged, which will require an expensive replacement. Instead, it’s best to remove your Clear Retainer before eating and store it in its case. Once you are done eating, brush your teeth and rinse your mouth before putting your retainer back in place. This will help to keep your retainer clean and your teeth healthy.

How long do Clear Retainers last?

Clear Retainers typically last between 2-3 years with proper care and maintenance. However, the lifespan of your retainer can depend on its quality and frequency of use.

Are Clear Retainers uncomfortable?

Clear Plastic Retainers are typically more comfortable than traditional wire retainers. However, it’s common for patients to experience mild discomfort at first as they adjust to wearing the retainer. With time, most patients find the comfort of their Clear Retainer to be superior to other types of retainers.

What will happen if I stop wearing my clear teeth retainer?

If you stop wearing your Clear Retainer, your teeth may gradually shift back to their original position before orthodontic treatment. Your likelihood of having to receive orthodontic treatment again is greater if you stop wearing your retainer. It’s important to follow your orthodontist’s recommendations regarding retention and ensure that you wear your retainer as prescribed.

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