Getting braces is a significant investment, and one of the main benefits of wearing a retainer is that they help preserve this investment! They will keep the teeth smooth and shiny for as long as possible. It helps keep them aligned, making it easier to brush, floss, and chew. Additionally, it can help with potential speech problems by adjusting tongue placement. Retainers are easily misplaced, so make sure to purchase a storage case for them! Wearing a retainer doesn’t come naturally to people, so as parents, we can do all that we can to help our children remember to wear them. If you want to set up a dental appointment with the California Dental Care team, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or contact us through the form on our website.