Word! Retainer

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Word! Retainer

Retainer

(En español: Aparato de retención)

Say: ree-tay-ner

Your teeth won't go far, but they can move after your braces are removed. That's why you have to wear a retainer. Retainers are removable and they help hold your new smile in place.

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