CLEAR RETAINERS – Greater aesthetics and orthodontic corrections
Excel clear retainers are another popular choice for many doctors, and their patients. A clear retainer is virtually invisible when worn. It is pressure-formed in various clear materials.
Use and benefits
Clear retainers are less expensive and less visible than traditional Hawley retainers. They offer your patient both comfort and a more visually pleasing look, while maintaining the finished tooth position however, do lack the ability to allow the teeth to settle because of the occlusal coverage required from this type of retainer. Clear retainers are not recommended for patients with disorders such as bruxism, because excessive tooth grinding makes them vulnerable to breakage and deterioration.
A series of aligning trays can be made to correct orthodontic imperfections and are ideal for the patient who was non-compliant with wearing a retainer after the completion of orthodontic treatment.