It takes at least four to six months for your teeth to become permanently rooted in their new position after they’ve been straightened with braces.

Abar Orthodontics is committed to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.  

We understand that orthodontic treatment is a journey that doesn't end with braces. That's why we are here to guide you through the next crucial step, i.e., retainers.  

Retainers are an essential part of the orthodontic process, as they help maintain the beautiful smile you've worked so hard to achieve. Whether you've just completed your braces treatment or are considering orthodontic treatment for the first time, it's important to understand the importance of retainers and how they can benefit you in the long run. 

Types of Orthodontic Retainers 

Abar Orthodontics offers various types of orthodontic retainers to suit your specific needs. Whether you prefer a removable retainer or a fixed retainer, we have you covered. 

  • Removable Retainers 

Removable retainers are a popular choice among our patients. They are custom-made to fit your unique dental structure and designed to be easily removed and put back in. They are typically made of comfortable, BPA-free plastic that is durable and easy to clean. 

One advantage of removable retainers is that they allow you to maintain good oral hygiene. You can easily remove your retainer to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly, ensuring your smile remains healthy and radiant. 

  • Fixed Retainers 

Fixed retainers, also known as bonded retainers, are a fantastic option for those who want a more hands-free approach to retention. These retainers are attached to the back of your teeth using a thin wire, making them virtually invisible to others. 

Fixed retainers provide continuous support to your teeth, preventing them from shifting back into their original positions. They are a great choice for patients who may forget to wear their removable retainers consistently or those with specific orthodontic concerns. 

  • Clear Retainers 

If you're looking for a discreet option, clear retainers may be the perfect fit for you. As made from a transparent material, these retainers are barely noticeable when worn. They offer the same benefits as traditional removable retainers, allowing you to maintain good oral hygiene while preserving your smile. 

Our Retainer Replacement Process 

At Abar Orthodontics, we understand that accidents happen and retainers may need to be replaced over time. Our experienced team is here to guide you through the retainer replacement process. 

Schedule an appointment with us if your retainer is damaged, lost, or no longer fits properly. During your visit, our orthodontic specialists will assess your retainer and recommend the best course of action. Sometimes, you only need a small adjustment. However, if a replacement retainer is necessary, we will take new impressions of your teeth to ensure a perfect fit. 

Once your new retainer is ready, we will provide detailed instructions on how to care for it and incorporate it into your daily routine. Our team will be available to answer any questions or concerns during the entire process. 

Preserve Your Perfect Smile with Abar Orthodontics 

At Abar Orthodontics, we believe that your orthodontic journey doesn't end with removing braces or aligners. Dental Retainers play a crucial role in maintaining your stunning smile, and we are committed to helping you achieve long-term success. 

So, schedule an appointment with Abar Orthodontics today, and let us help you preserve your perfect smile! 



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Adult Orthodontics

With advanced treatments that cater to the aesthetic concerns of professionals, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before.

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Hardly anyone is born with perfect teeth, but the right set of braces can make it look like you were.

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Clear Braces

The latest advances in modern orthodontics means you can let braces straighten your teeth without flashing a mouthful of metal.

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Frequent headaches, facial pain, and jaw stiffness are all indicators of a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

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Surgical Orthodontics

When bite problems and jawbone abnormalities are too complex to correct with braces alone, surgical orthodontics may be the solution.

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Orthodontic Emergency

That’s why they offer emergency orthodontic services at their convenient location in Pinole, California. If your orthodontic device is causing extreme pain or other problems, call the office to schedule a timely appointment or use online booking to check available openings.

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It takes at least four to six months for your teeth to become permanently rooted in their new position after they’ve been straightened with braces.

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If you wish for perfectly straight teeth without the time and hassle of braces, Invisalign® clear aligners may be the solution.

About Us

We believe that every patient deserves to feel confident about their smile. Years of experience creating beautiful and flawless smiles.

Abar Orthodontics, Pinole, CA

1500 Tara Hills Drive, Suite 204, Pinole, CA 94564

Abar Orthodontics, San Leandro, CA

145 East 14th street, #100, San Leandro, CA 94577

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