Retainers are custom-fitted devices used to correct the alignment of teeth. They are made with a plastic compound or with metal. Retainers are typically prescribed by dentists or orthodontists before or after braces, or after surgery to hold teeth in position. Find out more about how retainers can be a part of a beautiful, healthy smile.
Caring for Teeth With Braces and Retainers
Get tips on caring for teeth with braces and retainers.
Children and Orthodontics: Types of Braces, Retainers, Headgear, and More
WebMD describes common types of orthodontics for children, including braces headgear, and retainers.
Dental Braces and Retainers
Are your teeth crooked or do you have an overbite or underbite? WebMD explains how to determine if you need braces and what orthodontic procedures are involved in straightening teeth.