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Pediatric Dentistry
San Francisco
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm  •  Saturday By Appointment
Orthodontics (415) 681-8500    Pediatric Dentistry (415) 661-8383

Appliances or Retainers
San Francisco, CA

Retainers in San Francisco, CA

Will retainers work for my child?

Most orthodontic issues are simply too severe to be solved completely with retainers. Of course, everyone likes the idea of retainers because they are removable, but therein lies the problem with retainer only treatment. Because retainers are only worn during a portion of the day, it means that they aren't in the mouth for long enough periods of time to actually move and straighten teeth. Occasionally, minor orthodontic issues can be solved with the use of retainers, but these cases are the exception and not the rule. After a thorough examination, we will be able to recommend the best course of treatment for your child—including options like traditional or cosmetic braces, removable clear tray options, or even retainers.

Are braces really necessary?

We can advise you regarding the best treatment of your child's oral issues. After a complete exam, we will recommend the customized options that will be the most beneficial to your child's smile. Keep in mind that traditional braces have come a long way since their first use, and today's braces are much more effective and aesthetically pleasing than their days-gone-by counterparts.

We offer traditional styles in clear or silver brackets and there are many colorful, easily personalized embellishments. There are also treatment options that are on the inside of the teeth, though they tend to be less comfortable. Always remember that whatever our office recommends based on your child's treatment needs, the goal is their bright, healthy, and attractive new smile!
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Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment


Contact Information

801 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

Ph (415) 681-8500
Fax (415) 681-8501

Pediatric Dentistry
823 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

Ph (415) 661-8383
Fax (415) 661-8330

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Orthodontics Pediatric Dentistry - OPDSF, 801 Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA, 94116 - Related Terms: Orthodontics San Francisco CA : Dr. Peter Lee San Francisco CA : pediatric dentist San Francisco CA : Orthodontics: (415) 681-8500 Pediatric Office: (415) 661-8383 : : 3/30/2018