Although braces help to create a beautiful smile, a retainer helps to maintain it long-term. Retainers can either be removable or fixed, but both allow for great support and structure to uphold teeth alignment. At Emigh Dental Care, we provide attentive, quality care to ensure that a patient's new smile is well taken care of. Therefore, once a full dental exam is performed, we will take a mold of the teeth to create a custom-fitted retainer that is unique to their profile. Retainers are often made of clear plastic or rubber to ensure the best comfort possible. Call our family dental practice today in Long Beach, CA to make an appointment for customized retainers today.
"My family and I have been going to Emigh Dental Care for years. EVERYONE is very courteous, helpful, and professional. All their equipment is state of the art. I have had terrific Dr. Bob and Dr. Pat as my dentists. My son schedules his appointments with Dr. Todd -- who he thinks is great! Yesterday I was introduced to Dr. Le. She is a wonderful addition to the Team!! I can't say enough about my super hygienist, Andrea! Emigh Dental Care is the whole package!!!!"- A.D. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2018
"Best dentists we have ever had. Our whole family goes there. My 7 year old daughter was petrified of the dentist after a bad experience with another dentist. We switched to the Dr. Emighs and now she is 9 years old and looks forward to going. Tammy is her favorite, but Jade and everyone is fantastic!!"- T.M. / Yelp / Apr 24, 2018
"Off the corner of Atherton and Bellflower. There is plenty of parking and site seeing! Super clean with the proper amenities for before and after you're visit. Friendly greeting staff and handsome Dentist. Beautiful and friendly hygienist. I give this place a 100%. I can't to check out their Los Alamitos location! ^_^ Seasons greetings Emigh family!"- M.E. / Yelp / Dec 07, 2016
"Broke a veneer recently & made an appt. @ Emigh Dental based on all the positive reviews - the reviews don't lie - this office is great & Dr. Todd is just the best! Ended up having him replace all 6 of my prior veneers + do 2 more. The difference between my 'old' (if 7 years is old) & new veneers is like night & day! Huge relief to have found such a talented dentist - HIGHLY recommended!"- J.L. / Yelp / Apr 21, 2018
"Been coming here for 40 years. Excellent care, Staff are always welcoming with smiles. It's not just a dental office , it's like visiting family . Not only has my family had the pleasure of being cared for my Dr. Robert Emigh, now we have the pleasure of being cared for by his two sons Dr. Pat and Dr. Todd to carry on the family tradition. What a wonderful blessing they all are, to all of us to take such good care of us. You can always get an emergency appointment and get in immediately to be cared for. Thank you for continuous Service."- D.P. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2018
What to expect
Once the braces are removed, our dentists will take a mold of the patient's newly straightened teeth. The mold will then be sent off to a certified dental laboratory to create uniquely designed retainers. Once our office receives the custom retainer, we will set up a secondary appointment, where patients will be fitted for their retainer. During this time, we will be able to examine the fit to ensure the retainers feel as comfortable as possible. If there aren't any issues, patients will be sent home with their retainer.
Wearing a retainer on a regular basis is essential to upholding the new position of the teeth. If a retainer is not worn as instructed, a patient's teeth can shift, which will reverse all the months of reconstruction the braces created. No one wants their gorgeous new smile to be altered after all the time and pain they went through with wearing braces. Therefore, routine wear and proper maintenance of the retainer is imperative. Over time, the retainer will go through normal wear and tear and may need to be replaced. Patients should bring their retainer with them to their yearly dental exams so our dentists can examine the condition of the retainer.
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Retain Your New Smile
The months of anticipation for your braces to be removed is finally over, and now you get to enjoy your fabulous new smile. However, if you wish to maintain your smile, a high-quality retainer is crucial. Call Emigh Dental Care today to schedule an appointment for your customized retainer. We will be sure to help you select a material that is comfortable and ideal for you.