Retainers

RETAINERS

At the Orthodontist of Cerritos we are committed to provide the highest quality of orthodontics care to our patients. Our team of highly accredited doctors and professional staff work hard to provide excellence in patient care through precision dentistry. Find out if Invisalign is right for you. Schedule a consultation and get expert care at an incredible cost.

RETAINERS

At Dental Care we are committed to provide highest quality of dental care to our patients. We employ some of the nation's top doctors and dental specialists in our state of art office located on Westheimer Rd between Fondren & Gessner.

ABOUT RETAINERS

WHAT ARE RETAINERS?

For many people, braces are only a part of the journey to a straighter and healthier smile. Orthodontists often use small wearable devices called retainers to hold the teeth in position and achieve straight alignment with jaw. Patients typically wear retainers before the installation or after the removal of braces.

WEARING A RETAINER

The length of time you must wear a retainer may vary significantly depending on your specific needs and goals. In order to stabilize teeth after the removal of braces, you will typically need to wear your retainer around the clock for 4 to 6 months before switching to nighttime wear only for at least 6 to 8 months more.

CARING FOR A RETAINER

Just as you brush your teeth, you must clean your retainer daily to prevent the buildup of bacteria. Your toothbrush is an excellent tool for keeping your retainer clean. If your retainer is removable, you may also soak it in mouthwash.

RETAINER USES AND BENEFITS

In addition to keeping your teeth straight, a retainer can help improve your speech and align your mouth for optimum breathing. Because they aid in chewing and saliva production, retainers can also lead to a decrease in plaque and cavities.

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TYPES OF RETAINERS

HAWLEY

The removable retainer with which you are most likely familiar, the Hawley retainer consists of a hard acrylic baseplate that rests against the palate and a metal wire that surrounds the six anterior incisors and canine teeth.

CLEAR

Some retainers feature clear acrylic and wire to make them less visually apparent in the mouth.

PERMANENTS

Quite different from removable retainers, which can be easily taken in and out, permanent (or “fixed”) retainers typically sit discretely at the back of the teeth and stay in the mouth for several years or more.

VIVERA

Made using the same cutting-edge technology that created Invisalign clear aligners, Vivera retainers are not only nearly undetectable when worn but are far less likely to break or crack when compared with other clear retainers.

HOW MUCH DOES A RETAINER COST?

Contingent on the type of retainer you want/need and the amount of time that you will need to wear it, the overall cost of your retainer may be quite difficult to estimate. However, the majority of insurance plans that cover multi-phase orthodontics will cover the coast of your retainer. You may also be eligible for one or more easy payment options.

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ABOUT OUR OFFICE

Being proactive about your mouth health will have you smiling for years to come. That's because regular dental check-ups by qualified dental professionals can improve your overall health and well-being by catching problems before they start. That is the mission of Orthodontist of Cerritos and it’s friendly staff.
When you visit our practice, our dentists and team keep our focus on you to ensure that you receive the high-quality dental care you need in an environment that is relaxed, warm, and professional. We are dedicated to changing the way you feel about visiting the dentist while also helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. We welcome you to call us today to schedule your appointment at Orthodontist of Cerritos.

WHY CHOOSE US?

01.
Accreditation
Dr. Hamid has an impressive educational background and extensive experience, making him a reliable orthodontist. He attended the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. After dental school, Dr. Hamid went to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine to receive his orthodontic training. A lifelong learner, he continues to attend ongoing training events to learn the latest in orthodontic techniques and equipment. He then passes his knowledge onto his patients, providing unparalleled care and dedication.
02.
Staff
We work hard to bring quality and customized dental care to our patients. We feel that everyone should have a smile they love, which is why we provide affordable, high-quality, and convenient treatments. We make sure Saturday, evening and emergency appointment slots are available so you don’t have to struggle to find time for your oral health.
03.
Mission
We know that being proactive about your oral health and catching problems before they start will greatly impact your length of life. Some procedures can be quite expensive and some problems require prompt attention. That’s why we’ve taken on improving our patients access to oral health as our mission. Our team has carefully chosen dental financing options that provide affordable access to quality care with rapid funding, so we can get to work as quickly as possible. We understand that a surprise toothache can really make life difficult, but paying for treatment doesn’t have to be .

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INSURANCE ACCEPTED

We will be glad to file a predetermination for you to verify coverage of any necessary dental treatment. We accept most PPO insurances.

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We strive to provide the highest quality of orthodontics care, at an affordable cost throughout Cerritos, CA