Retainers and Guards

Maintain your beautiful smile and protect your teeth

After you undergo braces or Invisalign, you want to ensure that your straight teeth and beautiful smile last for as long as possible. The best way to do so is to wear a custom retainer at nights that will prevent your teeth from moving back to their original positions. 

A guard is also important, as it can prevent damage to your teeth and existing dental work, especially while you’re participating in sports or other activities. You can count on Dr. Amin Samadian can recommend a 3D-printed retainer or guards to help keep your teeth in optimal shape.

What are retainers and guards?

Essentially, a retainer is a plastic orthodontic device that is custom-fitted to your teeth and can help reposition them or hold them in place after you complete orthodontic treatment. It can be removable or permanently attached to your mouth. 

A guard is a flexible appliance that can protect your teeth during athletic and recreational activities. Unlike retainers, guards don’t prevent the teeth from moving naturally within your mouth. However, guards can prevent the movement of the teeth from external factors, such as teeth grinding or participation in sports. 

Reasons for retainers and guards

A retainer or guard may be a good option for you if you have a dental issue such as crooked teeth, overlapping teeth, tooth grinding or tinnitus, or gaps between your teeth. It may also make sense after a tooth straightening treatment like braces and Invisalign or lead a very active lifestyle.

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Take the first step to a healthier smile by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Amin Samadian.

Our office can complete most services in a single day using our in-house lab, and we offer zero & low-interest financing options for all treatments. Schedule an appointment today using the form below.

What do retainers and guards involve?

Getting a retainer or guard is a fairly simple and straightforward process. After evaluating your unique teeth and goals, Dr. Amin Samadian will provide you with a custom retainer or guard and instructions on how to wear it. If you receive a removable retainer, you’ll likely have to wear it all day at first and eventually transition to only wearing it at night.

Are retainers and guards painful?

While a retainer or guard may take some getting used to at first, it won’t cause any pain. Once your teeth and gums have adjusted to it, you should be able to wear it without any discomfort. 

What results will I see?

By wearing a retainer or guard as instructed by Dr. Amin Samadian, you can enjoy straight teeth and a beautiful smile that lasts and/or may be able to resolve a variety of dental issues.

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