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What type of retainer will I get?

There are two basic types of retainers: removable and permanent. You may be given only one type, or you may receive a removable retainer for your top teeth and a permanent one for your bottom teeth. A retainer keeps your teeth from moving after they've been straightened with braces.

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Furthermore, which type of retainer is best?

The three most common types of retainers you will be able to choose from are:

  1. Removable Hawley Wire Retainers. Advantages: Last a long time.
  2. Removable Clear Plastic Retainers. Advantages: Hold the teeth in the exact position there were moved to.
  3. Bonded Permanent Retainers. Advantages:

Likewise, which is better plastic or metal retainers? A metal retainer is just as effective as a clear retainer is. They are durable and can last for decades. However, one of the challenges patients have with them is that they can be uncomfortable and make it very difficult to speak. They can be less expensive than clear retainers.

Also Know, what types of retainers are there?

There are three basic types of retainers: Hawley Retainers, made of metal and acrylic. Essix Retainers, made of clear plastic (they look like Invisalign aligners) Permanent Retainers, which are glued to the back of your teeth.

How much is a clear plastic retainer?

If not included, replacement retainers can cost $70-$250 for one or $140-$500 or more for a set. Most dental insurance does not cover replacement retainers. Removable Essix retainers made of vacuum-formed clear plastic typically cost $100-$250 for one or $200-$500 for a set.

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