Comfortable, Affordable Dental Retainers in New Jersey
Get the perfect bite with a quality retainer—schedule an appointment with our experienced orthodontist today!
Whether you just had your braces removed or grind your teeth, a retainer could be just what you need. At Kids and Family Dentistry, we offer quality dental retainers in Livingston and Harrison, New Jersey.
As a full-service dental practice serving patients of all ages, we go the extra mile to make getting the orthodontic care you need as hassle-free as possible. Our specialists will take the time to fully understand your goals and dental history, then craft a custom care plan just for you.
Depending on the severity of the issue, we may recommend other treatment options, but you can trust that you’ll receive nothing less than the best service and results. Get in touch with our office today to learn more about retainers, orthodontic treatments, and what we can do to make your smile the best it can be.
When Should You Use a Retainer?
Retainers can serve many purposes, but they are most commonly used to temporarily keep teeth in line after removing braces. Without a retainer in place, the teeth may shift back to their earlier position, undoing all your progress. You may benefit from a retainer if you have:
- Recently had your braces removed
- Gaps between your teeth
- Chronic problems with teeth grinding or jaw clenching
A speech therapist may also recommend a specialized retainer as they can successfully treat certain speech impediments. If you believe that you would benefit from using a retainer, reach out to our team for a consultation. We’re happy to complete an exam and assessment to recommend an orthodontic treatment plan to achieve your goals.
Types of Retainers
There are several types of retainers, and they have slightly different advantages and uses. Our friendly specialists can walk you through the specifics of each one in more detail during your consultation. We offer Hawley, Invisalign®, and fixed retainers.
Hawley retainers are made from stainless steel and are anchored in place by wire behind your front teeth. You can take them out for cleaning and adjust them as necessary to get the desired result. These retainers are convenient, reliable, versatile, and suitable for all ages.
Those who are self-conscious or rely on their appearance for work may benefit from Invisalign.® However, these lightweight, transparent aligners aren’t as strong as metal wire and won’t work for more severe dental issues. Invisalign® is popular among young adults and career professionals due to its discreet appearance.
Some people need permanent “fixed” retainers. The primary benefit of this option is that you can’t misplace, damage, or forget to use it. However, maintenance is more involved and slightly more challenging since you can’t remove the metal wires for cleaning. Fixed retainers come with a higher risk of plaque build-up, so more frequent preventative care is vital.
Which Retainer is Right for You?
Your motivation for using a retainer can help us recommend the right option for your needs. For example, if you are looking to improve your appearance for cosmetic reasons, we may suggest Invisalign®. However, if you frequently lose things and have a hectic schedule, then a fixed retainer may be best.
Wearing a retainer requires discipline and motivation. You are more likely to continue to use your retainer correctly if you choose one you find comfortable. Our orthodontist will work with you to find the perfect option for you.
Let our orthodontist know if you are planning an extended vacation and will be unable to make regular appointments, have difficulty remembering routines, or often misplace items. We’re also happy to address any other concerns or questions you may have. We want you to be comfortable with every aspect of your orthodontic care plan.
Get Started with a Dental Retainer in New Jersey Today
What sets Kids and Family Dentistry apart from other local dental offices is the quality of the care we provide and the diligence of our staff. We sincerely believe in serving our community by ensuring everyone has access to the best dental care possible.
Contact us today to get an assessment and price estimate or schedule an appointment to get fitted for a retainer. We would love to hear from you. You can come in for a tour of our office or give us a call at (973) 597-1818 to speak with our team in Livingston or (973) 484-4200 for our Harrison office.